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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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Taglines:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Freddie Stroma (who plays the college radio station manager, Luke) doesn't have tattoos. Luke, however, has several, including a digital audio control panel (play, fast forward, stop, etc) inside his left forearm. Luke's college major isn't revealed in the movie, but Freddie Stroma has a bachelor's degree in neuroscience. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Bumper: Oh yeah, ladies. Gather around. Ready for a show.
Donald: Come on, baby bubble, wait in line.
Bumper: Yeah.
Donald: Yep.
Bumper: You want some of this.
Donald: I know you do.
Bumper: Nice!
Donald: Bumper and Donald.
Bumper: Mmm-hmm.
Donald: Gettin' it... gettin' it.
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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

References Schindler's List (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop the Music
Written by Michael Jackson, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel Storleer Eriksen), Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Erik Hermansen), Frankie Storm
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Is this what passes for a comedy? Hideously predictable, cheesy and formulaic
19 January 2013 | by Pete-HoramSee all my reviews

Hideously predictable, cheesy and formulaic. The music is horrific chart pop drivel to match its commercial Hollywood style production. I waited to laugh throughout the entire movie but there was just nothing to laugh at. It is one of the very worst movies I've ever seen. You might just about like it if you happen to be a 10 year old girl.

If you have seen any of the 'comedies' where a group of 'quirky misfits' compete in an obscure competition and triumph 'against the odds' and the girl and the guy fall in love at the end and live happily ever after then you have already seen this one - just probably executed in at least a mildly amusing manner.

Please don't spend your money on this film. It's just the marketing people of Hollywood cashing in on the dumb and gullible who cotton onto the latest crazes like Xfactor and Britains Got Talent, the latter of which, predictably sparked a series of 'street dance' videos which I'm am sure everyone who loved this film also enjoyed. There are no original ideas here.


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