There are movies out there that I can’t stand. One of those is musicals. I sat through Joyful Noise and I only found noise as Queen Latifah sung boring gospels, then some young guy comes in to modernize that shit with pop music influences. Pitch Perfect seems to be on that track. Anna Kendrick takes the lead role as a quite, shy, and (as always) kind of squirrelly girl who is new to the college and a group of people try to lure her in to their a cappella cult or whatever.
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While Pitch Perfect may have a little more comedy than Joyful Noise, the trailer still doesn’t interest me one bit. Besides the Twilight movies, Anna Kendrick has had a pretty decent resume with 50/50, Scott Pilgrim, and Up in the Air. There are even a couple others that kind of interest me like Adam DeVine from the raunchy TV show Workaholics and that pudgy British girl from Bridesmaids (Rebel Wilson).
But I don’t think I can get into cappella battles in the streets and Glee-like singing. That seems way too corny. Plus the comedy kind of falls a little flat.
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she 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, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.
When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.
Loaded with new takes on old favorites to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q.