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Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 141
- Fresh: 113
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The girls, for the most part, are genuinely funny, weird, real, and, most excitingly, confident.
Fresh: Warblers win the day in this sweet-natured film (based on a swell behind-the-scenes book by Mickey Rapkin) about the life and loves of collegians from competing a-cappella groups.
Rotten: What we have here is a not-very-funny college comedy for tweens, full of unappealing characters (and although the musical arrangements are fun, some truly unimaginative choreography).
Fresh: Luckily, the good outweighs the bad in this bright 'n' breezy comedy about competitive a cappella singing groups.
"PITCH PERFECT" HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES!
There's nothing more refreshing than when a movie pleasantly surprises you, and "Pitch Perfect" does exactly that. We've all seen plenty of flicks in which a group of singers or dancers struggle with adversity and end up winning over everyone with their earnest performances. The formula hasn't changed here, but it manages to improve upon it with a hugely entertaining cast, some consistently unpredictable humor, and a series of awesome a cappella musical numbers. Everyone in the film is fantastic, but it's Rebel Wilson who steals the spotlight from everyone as the hilarious Fat Amy. If you thought her lines in the trailer were funny, just wait till you see her in full-fledged action. Anna Kendrick is also memorable as the film's down-to-earth protagonist, as is Elizabeth Banks in a small but enjoyable role as an a cappella commentator. But without a doubt, it's the enjoyable stage performances and impromptu sing-offs that make this flick so much fun to watch. The best battle is in the middle, when the girls go against the guys in a game of song tag. The only thing that sort of drags the movie down is the forgettable side story featuring Anna Kendrick and Skyler Astin, but at least it leads up to a sweet conclusion. With a solidly hilarious script and some phenomenal a cappella numbers, "Pitch Perfect" is easily one of the year's most entertaining films, bringing together a strong, original, and eclectic cast with actual singing abilities. Sure, some of the physical gags do go a tad too far at times, but the flick's cheeky sense of comedy and Rebel Wilson's knockout performance make it all worthwhile. Whether you love quirky one-liners, self-aware humor, energetic musicals, or all of the above, this delightful, toe-tapping romp is an absolute must-see.
Funniest pg-13 movie of 2012
My friends and I were tearing up with laughter during this movie . I watched it 9 times and prepared to make it 10!
This movie was hilarious! It's become my favorite movie 2012!
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