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Pitch Perfect (2012)

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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

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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

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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:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both of the ICCA Finals scenes were filmed in an auditorium designed and built entirely from scratch by the filmmakers, possibly due to none of the performance facilities at the actual version of Lincoln Center having an auditorium flashy enough. However, in reality, the Finals are held in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall every year. See more »

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
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Performed by The Proclaimers
Courtesy of Comic Relief Limited
Under exclusive license to Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Musical done right
14 October 2012 | by kgmarraSee all my reviews

This new comedic musical is right on pitch. Anna Kendrick plays Beca, a student at Barden University whose dream is to move to LA and become a DJ. Beca is uninterested in college, to say the least. Her father is a professor at her school and he advises her to join clubs to get more involved. Beca starts to work at the school radio station along with her admirer, Jesse (Skylar Astin).

When Beca's voice is heard by Chloe (Brittany Snow), one of the main girls of The Barden Bellas a capella group, Beca is recruited into this singing group. Jesse ends up joining the rival all-boys a capella group called The Treble Makers.

Beca soon realizes that The Bellas need some new music in order to improve their reputation and make it to the finals. However, the leader of the group, Aubrey (Anna Camp), is quite headstrong and refuses to change their music. The tension between these girls and The Treble Makers continues to grow and everything begins to unfold.

Walking into this movie with very low expectations, I definitely was pleasantly surprised. It is a musical done right. There is no breaking out into song; the only time people sing is during competitions. In fact, the music is terrific and I can't wait to download the entire soundtrack.

I was expecting slapstick comedy, especially with Rebel Wilson in the cast, but "Pitch Perfect" rests at the borderline. Speaking of Rebel, this movie would be nothing without her. Hilarious lines mixed with her perfect comedic timing equals a workout for your abs. It comes very close to stupidity but it doesn't quite cross the line.

"Pitch Perfect" is cute, silly, and fun. If you're looking for some laughs, take a watch. I give it a 7 out of 10.


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