You've got an awesome cast, a unique story, music, dancing, a basic (and non-cheesy) love story, and above all, an extremely quotable script (let's face it - we'd all prefer to do horizontal running). What else do you need in a movie? Not much. It's always difficult to have a successful movie, especially when the movie is based upon a book. The film is based on Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Capella Glory by Mickey Rapkin. However, Pitch Perfect works.
That is why I'm hitting play on the film Pitch Perfect.
Beca eventually joins an a-cappella group, The Barden Bellas, led by Chloe (Brittany Snow) and Aubrey (Anna Camp). Aubrey is the uptight and traditionalist co-leader, whose vomiting spell during the previous year's competition cost the Bellas their chance of victory. The Bellas' main rivals, The Treblemakers, also throw Beca (and the group) for a loop. Not only are The Treblemakers stronger this year, but Beca's interest (although she most certainly will not admit it), Jesse, is also selected to be a part of all-male singing group.
The script and the soundtrack are also stand outs. The script is memorable, as the majority of the film is quotable. Most of those lines belong to Fat Amy (let's face it, we all need a friend like Fat Amy), of course. But there are some other stellar lines from other cast members. It's not often one can use a film's quotes in one's every day life, but with Pitch Perfect, it works. The soundtrack is beyond catchy, with songs everyone knows and remembers. The mash-ups are brilliantly put together.
Overall, this film is an acca-ceptable comedy that appeals to basically everyone. With a stellar cast, script, and soundtrack, it works.
This films gets 10 of 10.
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