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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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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:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,001,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,042,075
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Beca (Anna Kendrick) enters the campus radio station for the first time, a voice is heard saying, "95.7 WBUJ," and the slogan "music for the independent mind." This is actually the slogan of 88.9 WERS, the Emerson College radio station. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Beca: Yeah, well, I shut everybody out. Don't take it personally. It's just easier.
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"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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Something Special
28 September 2012 | by rivertam26See all my reviews

I didn't want to like it. Despite what you may think I don't want to like movies like this . I hate myself for it. But there's such an overwhelming charm when things are executed just right and I just can't help it. Pitch Perfect centers on Becca played the emerging star Anna Kendrick (in a role which will solidify her status if it its as big as it deserves ) a freshman at college. Her father is a professor and she's angsty and rebellious. After a brief set up we enter the unknown world of acapella singing, Which is singing with no instruments. Apparently a huge thing at this college and we meet different groups there well 2 mostly the troublemakers an all male group that always slays the competition and the Bellas who churn out the same old fashioned nonsense and are recovering from a year that didn't end well to say the least. After some persuasion Becca joins the Bellas looking to add some of her much needed zest to liven up the competition.I'm sure you can guess what happens and it's no lie that the film is formulaic in that way. However, the approach to the material is what differentiates it. It's handled with an original, saucy, smart originality. it doesn't downplay it's focus but instead celebrates it in all it's corny glory. The film takes a little getting used to but about half way through i was so sold on all the wonderful characters and the films undeniable charm. Filled with exciting musical numbers and solid performances from Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, the adorable Skylar Kenstin as Beccas love interest and so many others Pitch perfect is something truly special. Not to say t's flawless it's a little amateur in spots and Brittany Snow's character feels a little confusing. But it's easy to overlook the small stuff when the film is so entertaining.


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