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Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

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The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks. After a disastrous failing at last year's finals, they are forced to regroup. Among the new recruits is freshman Beca, an independent, aspiring DJ with no interest in the college life. But after she meets Jesse, from the rival all-male a cappella group, Beca has a new outlook and takes it upon herself to help the Bellas find their new look and sound and get back into the competition. Written by napierslogs

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Get Pitch Slapped

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,149,433 (USA) (30 September 2012)

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$65,001,093 (USA)
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The song that Beca performs at her audition, "Cups (Miss Me When I'm Gone)," is a combination of a children's rhythmic percussion game played with drinking cups with a song that dates back to the late 1920s or early 1930s: "When I'm Gone," written by A.P. Carter and first recorded by his seminal folk-country group "The Carter Family." The song and the game were first combined in 2009 by the British group "Lulu and the Lampshades;" Anna Kendrick heard this version and decided to include it in her audition scene. In the U.S., the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 93 for the week ending January 12, 2013, even before the song was released as a single. By its 32nd week on that chart, it had climbed to number 6 (for the week ending August 17, 2013). See more »

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At the activities fair after Benji and Jesse greet Bumper, Bumper tells the Treblemakers to match pitch, however they do not match pitch, they harmonize. See more »

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Jewish Student: Shalom!
Fat Amy: That's not a real word, but keep trying. You will get there.
Beca: Not a lot of Jewish people where you're from?
Fat Amy: Aaah, no - I did do Fiddler on the Roof though, in high school, it was like me and some Aboriginals, it was really Jewish... it was full on Jew. Hey guys, alright, I'll give you my number.
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Written by Wayne Hector (as Wayne Anthony Hector), Carl Falk (as Carl Anthony Falk), Nicki Minaj (as Onika Tanya Maraj), Rami Yacoub, RedOne (as Nadir Khayat)
Performed by Nicki Minaj
Courtesy of Cash Money Records / Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Musical done right
14 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This new comedic musical is right on pitch. Anna Kendrick plays Beca, a student at Barden University whose dream is to move to LA and become a DJ. Beca is uninterested in college, to say the least. Her father is a professor at her school and he advises her to join clubs to get more involved. Beca starts to work at the school radio station along with her admirer, Jesse (Skylar Astin).

When Beca's voice is heard by Chloe (Brittany Snow), one of the main girls of The Barden Bellas a capella group, Beca is recruited into this singing group. Jesse ends up joining the rival all-boys a capella group called The Treble Makers.

Beca soon realizes that The Bellas need some new music in order to improve their reputation and make it to the finals. However, the leader of the group, Aubrey (Anna Camp), is quite headstrong and refuses to change their music. The tension between these girls and The Treble Makers continues to grow and everything begins to unfold.

Walking into this movie with very low expectations, I definitely was pleasantly surprised. It is a musical done right. There is no breaking out into song; the only time people sing is during competitions. In fact, the music is terrific and I can't wait to download the entire soundtrack.

I was expecting slapstick comedy, especially with Rebel Wilson in the cast, but "Pitch Perfect" rests at the borderline. Speaking of Rebel, this movie would be nothing without her. Hilarious lines mixed with her perfect comedic timing equals a workout for your abs. It comes very close to stupidity but it doesn't quite cross the line.

"Pitch Perfect" is cute, silly, and fun. If you're looking for some laughs, take a watch. I give it a 7 out of 10.


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