I saw Pitch Perfect right before February started and the Valentine’s marathon started. Between then and now, its been constantly in my DVD player and accompanying me during workouts and late night when I felt like I needed to breathe between Sparks adaptations. I am totally obsessed and I think I’ve seen it in the past 2 weeks at least 10 times. With that said, you already have a good idea where this is going but lets start with a little synopsis!
Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Anna Kendricks, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins
Beca’s (Anna Kendrick) dream is to make music but her father insists that she goes to Barden University and try that out beforehand. He ends up making a deal with her that if she puts herself out there and doesn’t enjoy it in the end, then she is free to go. With that said, she tries out for the all girls acapella group Barden Bellas under the encouragement of one of the group’s leaders, Chloe (Brittany Snow). Barden Bellas suffered from their current leaders embarassement in the finals the previous year and they are trying to regroup with new members and hopefully right the wrong by winning against the other group, all guys acapella group, The Treblemakers led by Bumper (Adam DeVine). Beca joins the group and has a hard time going along with the leader Aubrey’s (Anna Camp) lack of desire to stray from tradition and control, especially in regards to her growing friendship (and attraction) with new Treblemaker member, Jesse (Skylar Astin).
When Pitch Perfect first came out, I kind of dismissed it. I don’t know why because this stuff calls out to me all the time. But as time went by, reaching about the end of last year, I started liking Anna Kendrick for her song Cups and then I remembered how much I really love Brittany Snow. I really think it has to do with the fact that there hasn’t been a lot of this type of singing competition things thats peaked my interest and I was starting to fall out of liking Glee also. From my intro paragraph, you already know I LOVE it! I seriously am obsessed. Pitch Perfect is an awesomely fun movie with great covers and nice little parts other than just the main competitions. I personally loved The Riff Off! I was even thinking if someone does that in real life, it would so cool!
Not only is the main character, Beca played by Anna Kenrick really cool to watch, everyone else really builds up to be fantastic side characters as well as the Barden Bellas start to bond. They do some pretty ridiculous things and well, I’m not a huge Rebel Wilson fan to begin and even I started loving her character. She has some of the most hilarious moments and lines. Thats exactly it why this movie is great. Not only do they have great tunes, awesome characters and bonding but it even has humor, at times, witty and smart and others, just plain silly and ridiculous but it all works out to be the perfect amount of fun. One of the crazy moments was realizing that Aubrey is actually the crazy religious lady in True Blood, you know, ex-wife of Steve Newlin.
Now, looking at the boys. I know no one in this and the main focus is on the Treblemakers as a group with a bigger focus on Skylar Astin’s character, Jesse who is pretty much the love interest of Beca. Its kind of funny because the geeky/nerdy factor of this group was crazy. Its kind of silly but fun, still. Bumper is such a jerky character and Adam DeVine does it so well. He’s jerky but at certain parts, so funny. However, I really love Skylar Astin. I’ve never seen this guy before but Jesse is a pretty cool character as in he’s not only very knowledgeable with music (and sings great) but he has great taste in movies. Plus, the character itself sets the movie off in a very positive attitude.
Seriously, other than the bits of throwing up that makes the movie a bit disgusting to watch during a meal. The rest of it is totally impressive, fun, entertaining, toe-tapping, sing along, humorous. Its pure awesomeness and I totally regret not seeing it sooner! I can’t wait for the second one! If its even a margin as good as this one, it’ll be pretty epic 🙂
What did you think of Pitch Perfect?