Not that we’re dissing, but this movie is going to put Glee in its place – if not put Glee to shame.
Instead of the classic musical-type high school/college drama chick flick, Pitch Perfect is brimming with real talent and enough energy to want you to get up and applaud for the cast. And also, for Anna Kendrick, who plays Beca. Beca is, unlike the original chirpy-voiced girly girls, the Barden Bellas, the walking example of an outcast.
She’s not outrightly rebellious per se, just different. She’s the girl who can sing but doesn’t want to, who is in college but dreams of moving to Los Angeles to produce electronic dance music instead, who is adored but shuts everyone out. You get the idea.
And then she meets the Barden Bellas, the college a capella group who’s led by the seemingly tasteless and overly uptight Aubrey (played by Anna Camp). Enter, the main cliché of the entire plot.
Aubrey is obsessed with winning, adamant on playing by old school rules for a new age competition, and hard to break. Oh, and she also openly bans any of “her girls” from dating the ultimate nemesis – the all-boy a capella group, the Treblemakers. Also known as their toughest competitor.
Of course, who but Beca should be playing vocal footsie with one of the Treblemakers, Jesse (played by Skylar Astin)?
Like you can imagine, all’s well ends well. Beca “discovers” herself, Aubrey warms up to new ideas, and the Barden Bellas redeem themselves with epic performances. Look out for the Bellas’ covers of Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Blackstreet, Bruno Mars, David Guetta, Jessie J, and Kelly Clarkson, just to name a few. And the mashups. Who can’t forget the mashups?
If you’re still not convinced, check out this interview clip:
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Worth pulling out your money to purchase that Pitch Perfect movie ticket? We say yes! Pitch Perfect will be released in a cinema near you on 15th November 2012.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.