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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,149,433 (USA) (28 September 2012)

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$64,998,368 (USA) (8 February 2013)
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In the Riff-Off scene, one of the categories is "Songs Ruined By Glee (2009)." Anna Camp (Aubrey) guest starred in Glee: Sectionals (2009). Moreover, Skylar Astin and Lea Michele (Glee (2009)'s lead actress) worked together on the original Broadway production of the musical "Spring Awakening". Furthermore, Skylar Astin guest starred in Glee: City of Angels (2014) and an episode of Glee. Finally, Anna Kendrick (Beca), Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy), Elizabeth Banks (Gail) and Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester from Glee (2009)) appeared together in What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). See more »

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When Benji approaches Bumper to introduce himself, a man in an olive-green shirt walks up the steps. Moments later, the same man approaches the steps again. See more »

Quotes

Gail: Whoo, that little peanut can sing!
John: He really can. It sounds to me, though, Gail, like his boys haven't dropped yet, if you know what I mean.
Gail: If you mean his testicles, then I do, John. I do. I really do.
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The Universal logo fanfare is sung a cappella by the Treblemakers. See more »

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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Blame It on the Boogie
Written by Mick Jackson (as Clark Michael George Jackson), Dave Jackson (as Rich David John Jackson), Elmar Krohn, Hans Kampschroer, Thomas Meyer
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A Disaster
1 March 2013 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Another reviewer stated: "...Rebel Wilson plays an amazing part and has given the Mean Girls script a run for their money..." I immediately felt the need to speak up and say that this movie is not even in the same category as Mean Girls. Mean Girls is meant to be ironic and satiric. Pitch Perfect was meant to be a plain ol' comedy, but whatever, that's beside the point.

The Music: Cliché, stupid, lame - they tried to put some throwbacks in there, but apparently no one knows about music that existed before the 80s. The movie tries to make the "mash-up" a hip new thing. It's not. People have been making mash-ups since music began. What do you think a medley is? Calm down. The lip- syncing was SO obvious and I could hear the audio engineer pitch correcting every singer.

The Acting: It wasn't bad. But my next point is...

The Writing: The plot was old and overused. The characters were exaggerated to the point where I wasn't sure if they were part of the joke or if I was supposed to take them seriously. The jokes sucked and were sort of racist. Rebel Wilson's lines weren't even that good, but her presence was sort of nice.

I get it. A writer tried to cash in on a profitable idea, and it worked. What I don't understand is all the rave reviews this crap got. Was it because a bunch of older men wrote reviews about hot young actresses? That's my best guess. (See Lena Dunham's girls.) I'll never know. What I do know is that I could not watch the whole thing and I had to turn it off.


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