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 new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
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
At one point, while Beca is attending the activities fair and checking out the booth for the DJs (Deaf Jews), a spirited game of Quidditch (from the Harry Potter books and movies) can be seen going on in the background, including players straddling broomsticks and one player shouting "Throw me the Quaffle!" Simulated Quidditch games have been enacted on a number of university campuses in recent years. See more »
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 »
Can you get me lunch?
[tosses Jesse his wallet]
Not another burger... You know, you are not going to be 22 forever.
[Luke raises his shirt, shows six pack]
I think I'm good.
[Stares at Luke's abs]
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At the end of the credits, there is a single tone from an apparent a capella group. See more »
This is a movie when you are sick and take look at your DVD's you will pick out and watch to feel better. It is in the range of Sister Act and High School Musical, movies you definitely watch more than once. Anna Kendrick carries the movie with ease and leaves enough room for the rest to blossom. The singing is pretty good, Brittney Snow an Anna stand out for me. The "Just the way you are" clip is on youtube and will give you a good impression. Off course there's a girl meets boy story in it, there should be. A nice guy is hitting on here and she let's him in one bit at a time. Simple and well written imho. The final performance you have to watch and listen more than once to understand all the detail and appreciate the arrangement. There's only one disturbing thing in the movie and that's way to much puke, way over the top. But not one movie is perfect ;) If you like feel good movies with singing, you will enjoy this movie!
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