I hate to say it, but I had low expectations for Pitch Perfect. The initial premise of it sounded like something a little to late to come off of the Glee singing/comedy hype (Glee has made its mark and in my opinion isn’t as big of a deal as it once was, I am however a Gleek). It’s not that I expected it to be bad, I think Rebel Wilson is hilarious and Anna Kendrick impressed the hell out of me in 50/50, I just had this feeling in my gut that if I hyped it up I would be let down. I was pleasantly surprised.
From the opening scene I was hit hard… with a fit of laughter. Starting off the film by performing “I Saw The Sign” by Ace of Base is more than worthy of my attention. This film is for the likes of those who enjoy some Glee, but it is more fit for the college generation. Pitch Perfect is full of hilarious moments, aca-awkward situations and more quotable moments than and film I have seen in theaters within the past year.
The film focuses mainly on the female a capella group, The Bellas, with their two senior leaders Aubrey (Ana Camp) and Chloe( played by the lovely Brittany Snow). New freshman ‘alt-girl’ ,as she is referred to, Becca (Ana Kendrick) may be the lead character and is the story is essentially, about her a good majority of the comedic moments are delivered by Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy. A vast majority of the quotable moments are from this girl and even when she isn’t making a jest comment just watching her facial expressions and reactions to things is hilarious. Another character that is there strictly for comedic value is Bumper, the lead singer of the rival a capella ground Trebled Tones, played by Adam Devine (who you may know form Workaholics). He and Rebel Wilsons interact a few times in the film as well.
Lead male character, Jesse, played by Skylar Astin (who I distinctly remember being the awkward gay-ish kid in the hilarious Hamlet 2 –yes, I loved Hamlet 2, and no I didn’t see it in theaters because I thought it would be awful) pairs well with Becca (Ana Kendrick) and their chemistry is genuine, especially for a movie heavy in the comedy genre.
Pitch Perfect is a must see for the likes of you who enjoy a good laugh and find yourself enjoying films such as Sex Drive, Accepted, Easy A and also have a soft spot for shows with a music appeal like Glee or Smash (but don’t worry there is no song and dance routine musical style) and don’t mind a little of the “bring it on” style plot line.