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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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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.

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The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams once again. Written by Chris Greenleaf

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We're Back, Pitches

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,300,000 (USA) (15 May 2015)

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$183,436,380 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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Singing debut for actress Hailee Steinfeld. Steinfeld posted covers of "Flashlight" by Jessie J, the song she sings in the film. In the same month of the film's release, she was signed to Republic Records. See more »

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Das Sound Machine perform Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" during the "90's Hip Hop Jamz" battle with the Bellas. Although this song was released December 28, 1989, "Poison" rose from number fifty-two to number thirty-eight in the week of April 14, 1990 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and eventually peaked at number three for four consecutive weeks, beginning on June 9, 1990. The single also peaked at number one on the Hot Black Singles chart for two weeks. It became one of the most successful singles of 1990 and was a staple on MTV and mainstream radio in the summer of 1990, spending ten weeks in the Top 10. The single peaked at number seven on the dance charts. It was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 1, 1990 for sales of over one million copies. See more »

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Lilly Okanakamura: All my teeth come from different people.
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David Cross is not billed under his real name in the end credits but instead as Sir Willups Brightslymoore. See more »

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Referenced in The Muppets.: Pig Girls Don't Cry (2015) See more »

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All I Do Is Win
Written by Johnny Mollings, Leonardo Mollings, Rick Ross (as William Roberts), Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), T-Pain, D.J. Khaled (as Khaled Mohammaed Khaled)
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Misunderstood and actually brilliant!
9 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let me lay my cards out there straightaway. I'm a 31 year old bloke, married with two kids, who loves films and music. I'm also an officer in the military.

And I love this film.

I Ioved the first film, and this one builds on it. But you have to appreciate that the film is based around college. For anyone that's actually been to college they should have experienced parties/people/incidents replicated in this film. I don't really understand why people show so much disdain for the 'childish' humour!

That aside...

Hats off to Elizabeth Banks for her directorial debut, you'd never know there was any change from the first film. And her inserts with John Michael Higgins are excellent, if you take them at face value for exactly what they are intended to be; humour! And pretty sexist, misogynistic humour!

Anna Kendrick is, as always, stunning (yes, the wife knows!) and simply brilliant. Shows just how much of an actress she is having improvised almost half her lines and proves once again that she can actually sing (albeit that the singing is not on set and pre-recorded).

The rest of the cast is brilliant and it's nice to see a little more of Esther Dean actually singing/rapping rather than her usual producing.

Hailee Steinfeld has stepped in seamlessly. I don't think we saw enough of Rebel Wilson though, reckon there'll be a few deleted scenes that didn't make it.

Good to see a lot of humour applied to the Ashley/Jessica situation (unless you know the film you won't get this).

The final song was actually very good. Maybe not as unexpected as the first film but brilliant with an original start and an excellent surprise at the end that I think added a very personal and moving touch.

It will be a shame if the franchise is over!


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