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Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 22 December 2017 (USA)
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Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Director:

Trish Sie

Writers:

Kay Cannon (screenplay by), Mike White (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Hailee Steinfeld ... Emily
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Kelley Jakle ... Jessica
Shelley Regner ... Ashley
Chrissie Fit ... Flo
Elizabeth Banks ... Gail
John Michael Higgins ... John
John Lithgow ... Fergus
Matt Lanter ... Chicago
Guy Burnet ... Theo
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Storyline

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

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Taglines:

Last Call, Pitches

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and some action. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Anna Kendrick and John Lithgow previously co-starred in The Accountant (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Fat Amy meets her dad in the market in France he is not wearing a hat when first seen then is wearing a hat when they hug. See more »

Quotes

Lilly: Satan has finally left my body.
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Crazy Credits

Features a montage of behind-the-scenes clips of all three installments in the Pitch Perfect franchise as the closing credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Studio C: Episode #8.1 (2017) See more »

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Polish Mist
Written By Daniel DiPrima, Chris Newlin and Oliver Hug
Performed By Strötskånskï
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Quite a lot of fun actually! - Film Review By Niall Maggs (http://ateenstakeonfilm.com)
5 January 2018 | by niallmaggsSee all my reviews

Pitch Perfect 3 is your typical musical for teenage girls, not a particularly good film, but a most definitely enjoyable one filled with silly but humorous jokes, and witty dialogue.

The plot of Pitch Perfect 3 is so ridiculous and boring, but the comedy factor manages to make up for it, supplying the audience with constant laughs, particularly from Fat Amy played hilariously by Rebel Wilson, who can be irritating at some points, which is where the film suffers, however most scenes involving her are usually the best moments.

The lead character Beca, played wonderfully by the excellent Anna Kendrick, is also a high point in the film. Kendrick manages to carry the rest of the cast, mostly filled with mediocre performances, and stand out above them all due to the sassy, smart but adorably innocent character she plays. She's someone the audience can root for, and is easily likeable. However, a lot of the supporting characters aren't quite as pleasant or loveable...

Kay Cannon's script is of average quality but entertainingly witty. Some lines of dialogue are more cringe worthy than Anakin and Padme's romance in 'Attack of the Clones' (and that's saying something!) but you can't help but forgive such embarrassing dialogue and love it, because that's what makes it fun!

The direction is, again, average but the pacing is surprisingly flawless. There isn't one point that feels dragged or rushed, and the flow stays very consistent throughout. With a minimal runtime of just 93 minutes, there isn't much time for slow story building and development like Blade Runner 2049, but you couldn't expect much more from a film like this.

Like I said, the performances from the supporting cast are mediocre at best, but, once again, you wouldn't expect Oscar worthy portrayals in a teen musical like this one! The cast work well with what they've got, but what they've got isn't much. However, you can tell they have great chemistry, and enjoy working together.

The cinematography is unnoticeable, which would make it average, and just blends in. No IMAX mind-blowing wide shots or expert special effects, but maybe that's a good thing. There aren't any mind-numbing distractions, so you can just enjoy the bare bones simplistic structure, and there's nothing wrong with that at all!

Because it's a musical, it's going to contain music and dance. Was it good? Well I'm no singing expert, but it seemed alright to me... Some of the songs were embarrassing and plain cringe worthy, but you can't bash the effort the actors put into the routine, which displays their dedication, and just proves they want to make sure the audience have an exciting time.

There is also a stereotypical, unnecessary villain played by John Lithgow, who fits all the criteria for a cliché mastermind bad guy. There really was no reason for him to be there, and literally doesn't develop the plot in any way, and only has some relevance in the last fifteen minutes.

This is one of those movies that would be considered a guilty pleasure. You know it's not a great film, or the best of the year, nor does it try to be, however there is so much fun to be had with Pitch Perfect 3, filled to the brim with light-hearted humour which is simple, laid back and clean. A perfect family friendly movie and one that can be enjoyed by everyone.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Papiamento

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,928,525, 24 December 2017

Gross USA:

$104,897,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,400,345
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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