Sunday, November 4, 2012
Review: Pitch Perfect
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
Length: 112 min.
IMDB Summary: 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.
Although the script pokes fun at Glee, the appeal of Pitch Perfect is essentially the same: a bunch of kids getting together to make music and sort out their personal problems. The acting is nothing spectacular, with actors relying on their looks and their singing voices to fill the screen. Although Beca is a lead worth rooting for, she brings nothing new to the "shut-off, alternative girl" stereotype. The only really watchable character is Fat Amy, whose clumsy, vibrant attitude steals the show from the less interesting lead characters. The music in Pitch Perfect makes this film tolerable, especially the catchy songs of the all-male vocal group. If given the opportunity, I would see this film again (through a rental service, not at a theater) just to see the song-and-dance routines. In a nutshell, Pitch Perfect is Glee in a collegiate setting, with better music and worse acting.
Some language and sexual innuendo. I could have done without the DJs and their crude humor.
Info from imdb.com