After a humiliating commando 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.
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.
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
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
Real a cappella groups were used during filming, including Pentatonix (winners of The Sing-Off season 3) and Penn Masala (who have released 8 albums and sung for President Obama). See more »
When the Bella's pose for their graduation picture Ashley is standing beside Cynthia Rose with her arm out for the picture. When they show the picture afterwards Cynthia Rose's arm is out and Ashley is in the middle back. See more »
Don't take this the wrong way: you're the dumbest person alive.
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During the credits there is a sequence showing Bumper performing "All of Me" on "The Voice". All four mentors spin their chairs and Bumper ultimately chooses Christina Aguilera, a selection she soon regrets. See more »
Let me lay my cards out there straightaway. I'm a 31 year old bloke, married with two kids, who loves films and music. I'm also an officer in the military.
And I love this film.
I Ioved the first film, and this one builds on it. But you have to appreciate that the film is based around college. For anyone that's actually been to college they should have experienced parties/people/incidents replicated in this film. I don't really understand why people show so much disdain for the 'childish' humour!
Hats off to Elizabeth Banks for her directorial debut, you'd never know there was any change from the first film. And her inserts with John Michael Higgins are excellent, if you take them at face value for exactly what they are intended to be; humour! And pretty sexist, misogynistic humour!
Anna Kendrick is, as always, stunning (yes, the wife knows!) and simply brilliant. Shows just how much of an actress she is having improvised almost half her lines and proves once again that she can actually sing (albeit that the singing is not on set and pre-recorded).
The rest of the cast is brilliant and it's nice to see a little more of Esther Dean actually singing/rapping rather than her usual producing.
Hailee Steinfeld has stepped in seamlessly. I don't think we saw enough of Rebel Wilson though, reckon there'll be a few deleted scenes that didn't make it.
Good to see a lot of humour applied to the Ashley/Jessica situation (unless you know the film you won't get this).
The final song was actually very good. Maybe not as unexpected as the first film but brilliant with an original start and an excellent surprise at the end that I think added a very personal and moving touch.
It will be a shame if the franchise is over!
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