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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

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Elizabeth Banks

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Hailee Steinfeld ... Emily
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Adam Devine ... Bumper (as Adam DeVine)
Katey Sagal ... Katherine
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Ben Platt ... Benji
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Chrissie Fit ... Flo
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Kommissar (as Birgitte Hjort-Sørensen)
Flula Borg ... Pieter Krämer
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Storyline

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams once again. Written by Chris Greenleaf

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Taglines:

We're Back, Pitches

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,216,890, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$184,296,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,144,079
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end in Copenhagen, one of the Bellas suggests visiting the home of Hans Christian Anderson and another Bella rejects the idea stating he did poorly in the Star Wars prequels. One is referring to Hans Christian Andersen a famous writer who is arguably most famous for his writing of fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid (1989). The other is referring to Hayden Christensen an actor who received a lot of criticism for his wooden portrayal of the lead character in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). See more »

Goofs

As the Bella's are posing for their graduation photo Lilly has her hands on her cap when the flash effect is shown. Then, when the picture is shown Lilly has her hands in front of her in a prayer-like gesture. See more »

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Cynthia Rose: What kind of white shit is this?
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Crazy Credits

David Cross is not billed under his real name in the end credits but instead as Sir Willups Brightslymoore. See more »

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References The Warriors (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Andrew Mackin, Thomas Macken
Performed by Charles William
Courtesy of Sugaroo!
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Fabulous music, weak character developments
1 July 2015 | by andrewshieh0712See all my reviews

In my memory, I didn't really enjoy Pitch Perfect and thought they it was way overrated than it is. It has a very predictable plot, unevenly balanced characters and the only thing I like is their acapella. In their sequel, though most people don't like it as much comparing to its predecessor, I enjoyed quite a bit.

First off, though the story is very predictable, there is still some twists and turns where the Bellas struggled, from both internal and external pressure, Beca's future, and so on. Unlike the first one, which goes through rounds of competitions then got the champion at the end.

I thought that the acting is okay, still a bit uneven which some girls in the Bellas have barely said anything and the others are only remembered for their race. There are only Fat Amy, the new girl, Amy and Beca who's under the spotlight. I also think that there are too much Fat Amy in the movie, though I know that it is the laughing stock, in this movie, she seems like the leader.

Other than that, the soundtrack is fabulous and the performances are speechless. I had a wonderful time seeing everyone perform. I personally like the riff off the most; it was tense and very enjoyable.

To sum up, I love the music but thought the movie shouldn't only be about the music, still should still be some deeper character developments. Even though most people might not agree with me, I think Pitch Perfect 2 is slightly better than its predecessor (there's gonna be a lot of hate).


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