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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 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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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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

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Trivia

In real life, Skylar Astin (Jesse) married Anna Camp (Aubrey). They were married September 10, 2016 but divorced in 2019. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Chloe: So, are you interested?
Beca: Sorry, it's just... it's pretty lame.
Aubrey: A-ca-scuse me? Synchronized lady dancing to a Mariah Carey chart-topper is not lame!
Chloe: We sing all over the world, and we compete in national championships!
Beca: On purpose?
Aubrey: We played the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, you bitch!
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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

Featured in Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) See more »

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Get You Off
Written by Michael Corcoran, Eric Goldman, Jordan Infinity Suecof
Performed by Stan Carrizosa
Courtesy of Format Entertainment
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Geared up to hate this, but ended up loving it.
4 January 2018 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

When my girlfriend suggested put this on I mimed blowing my brains out with an imaginary revolver.

That was a mistake. This is a great, fun film!

An all girl acapella group have to regain their crown by winning a competition. So a motley crew of underdogs is assembled, including our main character, to challenge the superior competition.

The characters are heavily stereotyped, and this is the source of a lot of the comedy. I found the characters engaging and lovable, and laughed along with most of the gags. The cynical, misogynistic, judgemental, biased commentators were especially funny.

The singing segments are short and sharp and just enough to get your foot tapping without going full blown Mary Poppins.

I didn't expect (or particularly want) to enjoy this but I did a lot.

My recommendation is that even if this is not your kind of movie force yourself to watch the first fifteen minutes, their is a good chance you will make it to the end with a smile on your face.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$65,001,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,350,426
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1.85 : 1
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