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.
After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
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
Things Lilly says almost inaudibly during the movie: "My name is Lilly (surname), and I was born with gills like a fish," (Aca auditions) "What happened last year? And, do you guys want to see a dead body?" (First new Bellas rehearsal scene) "I did a stint in County," (In Beca's room after she is released from police custody), "I set fires to feel joy," (to Donald on the Treble's bus) "I ate my twin in the womb." (Group confessions) See more »
In the Bellas' final, Cynthia Rose's blazer appears unbuttoned at the beginning but is buttoned elsewhere. See more »
Whoo, that little peanut can sing!
He really can. It sounds to me, though, Gail, like his boys haven't dropped yet, if you know what I mean.
If you mean his testicles, then I do, John. I do. I really do.
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At the end of the credits, there is a single tone from an apparent a capella group. See more »
Lots of fans could hardly wait for the sequel to come out, and now that it's here, I went back and watched PP again to see if I missed something. Nope, all that junk is still there. I was hoping to see a musical, but a vapid teen/college comedy showed up instead with a sprinkling of "music" in it. Most of the major roles were occupied by actors closer to 30 than college age at the time the movie was made. The music is spotty, at best, and the lip-syncing/dubbing is terrible. A lot of "fat girls are funny" humor involving Rebel Wilson's character (can she actually do comedy, or just Funny Fat Girl stuff?) And when they resort to vomit humor more than once, you know a movie is short on writing talent. The only bright spot is Anna Kendrick, and her solo with that coffee mug. I can hardly wait for PP2 to come out - - - at the $2 video rental box, it's a sequel I can wait for....
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