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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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Jason Moore

Writers:

Kay Cannon (screenplay), Mickey Rapkin (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Ben Platt ... Benji
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Kelley Jakle ... Jessica (as Kelley Alice Jakle)
Wanetah Walmsley ... Denise
Shelley Regner ... Ashley
Caroline Fourmy ... Mary Elise
Nicole Lovince ... Kori
Adam Devine ... Bumper (as Adam DeVine)
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Storyline

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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Get Pitch Slapped

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pitch Perfect See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,149,433, 30 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,001,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,042,075
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brittany Snow said that Rebel Wilson improvised most of her lines and would go on 20-minute tangents that would have the whole cast and crew in stitches. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gail: John, a change of pace could not come soon enough here for the Barden Bellas. This is not a great way to start their season.
John: Yeah, this number is like an elephant dart to the public's face.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a single tone from an apparent a capella group. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #20.19 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Riff Off: (medley)
(uncredited)
Consisting of
"Mickey" written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
"Like A Virgin" written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" written by Eddie Schwartz
"It Must Have Been Love" written by Per Gessle
"S & M" written by Sandy Vee, Ester Dean, Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen
"Let's Talk About Sex" written by Hurby Luv Bug Azor
"I'll Make Love To You" written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds,
"Feels Like The First Time" written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
"No Diggity" written by Chauncey Hannibal, Teddy Riley, William Stewart, Richard Vick, Queen Pen & Bill Withers and Dr. Dre (uncredited)
Performed by The Treblemakers, The BU Harmonics, The Barden Bellas & The High Notes,
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It has been years since I have seen a movie that I had such low expectations for...
15 September 2012 | by somfSee all my reviews

That I loved so much. I scored free tickets to a Denver Screening awhile back and was just going to have my wife and 13 year old daughter go , but I watched the trailer and really thought Anna Kendrick was terrific in 50/50 and very good in Up in the Air so I thought, what the heck, I'm going too. Was I glad that I did. I laughed like crazy and loved the a capella singing. This film is really raunchy and just skirts around an R rating several times, but it is just so fun.

I am pretty confident that it is going to be the surprise box office hit of the fall and it is so much better than the films that it is bound to be compared to like Mean Girls, Bring it On, and even Bridesmaids.

Speaking of Bridesmaids Rebel Wilson almost steals the show with every scene that she is involved with being hilarious, and in a lesser movie her scenes most certainly would be worth paying the price of admission alone, but there are so many other talents involved. Elizabeth Banks has never been funnier. Skylar Astin as the love interest is also terrific though he needs to change his name, because for me the name Skylar brings only one thing to mind and she is married to Walter White.

This is no Oscar Winner, I am certain that I will see a dozen or so better movies this year, but none will having me laughing and smiling as much.


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