Today, I treated myself to a movie. I went to see the new comedy, just released this week, Pitch Perfect.
The movie centers around college kids involved in a cappella competition.
Anna Kendrick (Twilight) is the main character. She’s moody with no friends and has a bad relationship with her dad. He’s a professor at the college she attends. She wants to go to California and become a deejay and he says he’ll back that dream as long as she joins some type of organization on campus and stays in school for one year. So, she joins the “Bellas” a cappella group.
The music is great. The competition performances are entertaining. The entire acting ensemble is cast perfectly. The two stand-out roles for me were the a cappella commentators, played by John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks. They are hysterical!
The movie is rated PG-13 for language, even though the “F” word is never used, there are some crude references and hand signs, so I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone under 13.
I laughed out loud many times. You will need to listen closely, because much of the humor consists of one-liners and if you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss them.