Movie Review: Pitch Perfect

The Award Season is upon us. Although my love for the Oscars is progressively deteriorating, I can actually watch all the movies this year and make my own judgement on who should win. Since I CAN do that, the next 6 weeks will be posts about my thoughts on different categories.

But before we delve into that, I want to write about a movie that was seriously underrated last year, is good entertainment and worth watching. I’ve watched the movie about 6 times in the last month. Not because it is BRILLIANT but because it’s just so entertaining.

Pitch Perfect.

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So Pitch Perfect follows the story of sort of anti social girl, Becca (Anna Kendrick), who aspires to be a DJ but is being forced to get a college education first. At college, Barden University, she’s found to have a good voice and asked to join an Acapella group – The Barden Bellas. The Bellas are currently in a bit of a crisis and are trying to pick themselves up to try and win the International Competition of Collegiate Acapella. So they need all the help they can get. In addition, Barden also houses acapella champions – The Treblemakers who hate and are hated by the Bellas.

I never knew how cool Acapella was till I watched this movie. Not only are the acapella arrangements for the songs in the movie AWESOME but also, the fact that all those actors actually sang, beat-boxed and did the harmonies is ridiculous! It shows the talent that is in this film.

Everyone knows Anna Kendrick is a good actress but the cast as a whole is perfect. There is not one bad performance from the supporting actors who are all less well known people (apart from Brittany Snow). The funniest people – Rebel Wilson (as Fat Amy) and Adam DeVine (as Bumper). Their hate/flirty relationship is one of the highlights of the movie. Rebel Wilson dishes out one-liners throughout and gives, in my opinion, the best performance in the movie. Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins have good cameos.

The only problem one can have with this movie is that Becca is weirdly moody which is really not explained. However, the movie has excellent entertainment value and the cast is just so talented and work so well together, you can forgive minor glitches. I cannot wait for this to come out on DVD because I’m sure there are some hilarious outtakes.

Rating: 4/5

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