Pitch Perfect (2012) Poster



Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At the "A-ca-initiation", "I Can Feel It" is selected on the MacBook but "Keep Your Head Up" starts playing and even though Justin hits keys, the play button isn't actually pushed (the play symbol doesn't change to a pause symbol).
When Chloe says, "see ya, later!" to Beca, her mouth doesn't form the words.

Character error 

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.
When Beca is lying back in the park with her headphones on, she has the one labelled "R" over her left ear. A music nut like Beca would never wear headphones with the channels reversed. (On this model headphone the cord extends from the left side and the filmmakers likely didn't want the cord in the shot.)
Beca says that Vader means father in German, but in fact the language is Netherlands Dutch.
The competition is referred to as the International competition but at the end of the movie, the student running the auditions refers to it as the National competition.
When the girls are notified that a competing team was disqualified and that they are now going to the finals, one of the girls are shown playing poker. They were playing from left to right and poker is played from right to left.
During the Bella's Semi-Final performance, right after they finished "I Saw the Sign/Bulletproof" and are moving onto "Eternal Flame," look behind Beca. There's a member who goes cross-eyed for a moment right after the members' eyes open. She re-adjusts her eyes a second later.
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Upon being picked up by the taxicab, Beca has four black bags/suitcases, plus her black laptop bag placed into the taxicab's trunk. Upon arrival at Barden, she grabs the laptop bag, while a yellow-shirted volunteer unloads the trunk. The bags do not follow her to her dorm, and once in the room, Beca is unpacking boxes and a brown duffel bag.
Twice we see the sign on the door of the radio station showing 85.7 FM while we hear it advertised as 95.7 FM. (Also, frequencies below 87.5 FM are not used in the United States.) Also, radio stations based at educational institutions in the United States are based between 87.5 and 91.5 FM.
Aubrey is talking to The Barden Bellas about rehearsal times when standing in front of a white board displaying the rehearsal schedule. Aubrey says "we will practice every day for at least two hours seven days a week..." however the board behind her clearly says under Sunday: "No rehearsals - enjoy it!"
When the guys come in to announce there's no one left to audition, Aubrey and Chloe have no one sitting behind them. The shot changes and there are 2 people sitting behind them. When Beca enters, those people disappear again.
When Chloe said she just had her surgery regarding her node and couldn't sing any higher than a G#, she actually hit a mid-high C in "Just the way You are", and something higher than a G# during the finals as well.
In the finals, when the Bellas are doing the stationary walk dance in a line, Aubrey's hair is clearly let loose. However, in the next scene, her hair is neatly tied in a bun again. Afterwards, she then lets her hair down.
When Chloe, Aubrey and Fat Amy are fighting, Lilly attempts to join the group and is wearing a green bow on top of her head. Fat Amy pushes her out of the way and Lilly's bow falls off. When she lands in the pool of vomit in the next shot, the bow is on her head again.
At aca-initiation night, Amy says to Aubrey, "There's 10 of us right? So one of us is probably a lesbian,' but there are still 12 Bellas - they don't lose 2 until the next morning.
When Aubrey is telling Becca she needs to take out her ear monstrosities Becca's hair goes from being loose by her face to tucked behind her ear several times
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.
(at around 1h 13 mins) When the Bellas are singing "The Sign", a shot of the audience shows a red-headed girl with a lavender top. Three seconds later the same girl has moved and is sitting just below the judges surrounded by different people.
After the Treble Maker's first performance, you see the blonde Treble walk past the Barden Bella's. The shot is cut and you then see him walking towards the Bella's again.
During the conversation between Bumper and Benji at the student fair outside, you can see Unicycle walk away but when the camera switches back to Bumber from Benji, Unicycle is back leaning against the post as if he never moved.
Aubrey disappears after the closing number. After the Barden Bellas finish their song the camera cuts away to the commentators. Before that cutaway you can see and count all 10 Barden Bellas. Afterwards there are only 9 Bellas as they head off stage before Anna Kendrick's character Beca greets and kisses Skylar Astin's character Jesse. I ran it back a few times and Aubrey is the one missing when it's done; and you don't see her walking away in another direction as the characters come off to stage left.
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In the finals, as the Bellas are about to go on stage for their performance, Beca is the one to lead them out. In the next shot, Chloe can clearly be seen as the first to emerge onto the stage.
At the a-ca-initiation the cup that Bumper is holding repeatedly switches hands between shots.
In the audition song, the guy who sings the 2nd line 'it was cool but it was all pretend' is shown already standing with the BU Harmonics group when Becca first meets the Bellas and they show her the different campus singing groups.
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At the a-ca-initiation you see Donald dancing then next you see him with Bumper.
When Jesse and Beca are sitting on the grass multiple people in the background are wearing the same outfits that they wore on move in day.
When Amy gets a burrito thrown at her, the amount of sauce on her shirt varies between shots.
When Aubrey throws up at the beginning of the movie, she is standing up. Later, when the Bellas are watching it on YouTube on the tablet, she is on her knees throwing up instead.
When Becca and Jesse are talking about movies on the grass, in the background you see a blonde girl in a green top and blue shorts walk past twice.
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In the Bellas' final, Cynthia Rose's blazer appears unbuttoned at the beginning but is buttoned elsewhere.
When Aubrey pukes at the Bellas' practice, Lilly puts on the hood of her sweatshirt. In the next shot when she goes to break up the fight and eventually falls in the vomit, the hood is off.
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When Aubrey is puking in their rehearsal, from one angle, the vomit looks like it is inches away from the chairs. In every other angle, it's at least a few feet away.
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When Beca and Jesse are in the studio talking, Becca's hair is tucked behind ear when she is facing Jesse, but when she is looking down her hair is down in her face.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Kimmy-Jin is playing Wii with her friends, they are not using Wii-motes. Instead some are using their cell phones and there is one using an xbox controller.
When Jesse is about to start the end of The Breakfast Club, he turns one of the lamps next to Beca's bed off. Since there is a light on Beca's desk, the room should still be lit, but the room goes completely dark.
When the girls sit down to "say something about ourselves" Denise puts a towel over a chair for Lily to sit on because of the vomit on her back. However you can see that Lily's back is perfectly clean.
Just before Beca's attempt to make amends with Jesse, she turns a corner on the way to his room. As the shot begins, there is an extra "walking" down the hallway in the opposite direction; however it is clear that the extra was standing still as the shot began and started walking as Beca turned the corner, which looks highly unnatural.
When Jesse is backing up during their set at finals you can see that his jacket got caught on his arm. He then shakes it off, the scene switches frames to just Jesse and Benjamins face where you can see his shoulders did not move at all. Then another frame switch and his blazer is caught on his arm again.
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After the Bellas' final performance, as they're taking their seats, you can see that the extras in the audience are only pretending to applaud. Many of them don't even come close to connecting with their hands.
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