This weekend I saw a great movie. One that I must admit has become a quick favorite! While I’ am a bit bias, I do love Glee, this movie appeals to most people. The movie I’m talking about? The new (musical) comedy Pitch Perfect! Don’t know what it’s about? Check out the trailer below:
Unlike some comedies, this trailer does not show the only funny parts of the movie. You will not go to this movie expecting something funny only to realize that all the funny parts you had already seen in the trailer.
The movie follows college freshman Beca (Anna Kendrick) at the fictional Barden College. Beca however has not desire to be go to college and instead would rather be in Los Angeles, perusing her dream of becoming a D.J. Her college professor father however has nixed that idea. But after he realizes how much she doesn’t want to be there (she makes no friends and skips most of her classes) he makes a deal with her. If she joins a club, any club, and makes a conscience effort to participate in the club, and still wants to go to Los Angeles after her freshman year, he would pay her way. Great deal right?
Enter the Bellas, the all female a capella group which is suffering from a embarrassing incident at last year’s Nationals. In desperate need for women to join their group, Chloe (Brittany Snow) who is co-captain with Aubrey (Anna Camp) begs Beca to audition after hearing her singing in the shower.
We also meet the other recruits: hilarious Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), slightly slutty Stacie (Alexis Knapp) and tough Cynthia-Rose (Ester Dean). Also in the mix? A cute boy named Jesse (Skylar Astin) who is a member of the all boys a capella group who won Nationals last year, the Treble Makers, who also happen to be fierce rivals of the Bellas.
And so begins the actual plot of the movie: The group trying to make their way back to Nationals and redeem their group from last year while at the same time trying to overcome their stiff, out dated set of songs. While at the same time, Beca is trying to open up and enjoy life instead of pushing the people in her life away.
And in the middle of all this crazy college a capella drama are some great musical numbers. The song choices range from the popular, like “Titanium”, and the classic, like “Don’t You Forget About Me” from the classic 80’s movie The Breakfast Club.
And the singing? Really good! I’m always wary of actors who try to sing but the casting of this movie was absolutely spot on. Leads Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin have great voices as do Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and surprisingly, funny girl Rebel Wilson.
Don’t let the word musical scare you away either. While there is tons of musical numbers in the movie, it the focus on the characters and their interactions with each other that are the heart of the movie. Although the musical numbers are pretty awesome!
In the end, the movie was a great feel good musical comedy that ends on a great high note which leaves the viewer wanting more! The movie is great for a girls night out, a fun family outing, or a cute date movie! So go see it!
Question of the Day
Have you seen Pitch Perfect? If so, did you like it? If you haven’t, does it sound like something you would want to see?