Pitch Perfect: More Than a Little Off-Key

It seems that I only ever see movies these days at the behest of my friends. I should honestly be thankful for that, since otherwise I’d be hideously out of the loop (er… more out of the loop) of what sorts of trends in characters Hollywood was attempting to pull over on us. Of course, then I get saddled with an unsuitable urge to write a review on the movie du jour. Oh, woe and misery onto me.

Honestly, when I started up Pitch Perfect I really wasn’t expecting much of anything; despite being released in September of last year, it no doubt had that ‘summer movie’ vibe going for it. You know the one, too early to even try for any type of award so the plot and ending are able to be surmised from the trailer and all the characters are the clichés we’ve come to love/hate. The only reason people watch such a type of movie is to clear their head of any worries that had previously been rolling around in there and just veg out for an hour or two, which there’s nothing wrong with. In fact, that’s what I was doing and I have to say that my expectations were met: Pitch Perfect is nothing new, but there is one thing that sets it apart from most of the other summer movies I’ve seen.

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Trailer Tuesdays: Pitch Perfect

Possible Spoiler Alert!

Pitch Perfect is loosely based on Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction novel of the same name, which was about many different a capella groups and how amazingly competitive they are. The movie is about Beca (played by Anna Kendrick) a brand spanking new freshman at fictional Barden University. After making the mistake of singing in the communal shower, Beca is practically forced to join the school’s all-female a capella group: The Bellas. Finding the repertoire boring and old-fashioned, she helps create new and, dare I say, sexy (oh my!) mixes, mash ups, and routines. The Bellas then take on their rivals, the all-male a capella group: The Treblemakers.

The funniest person in the movie will likely be ‘Fat Amy’ played by Australian actress and comedian Rebel Wilson. I was excited to see her in the trailer because I loved her character Brynn, Gil’s vacation visa sister that helps kick Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) out of the apartment in the movie Bridesmaids. I was hoping to see the hilarious Wilson in more movies and Hollywood, for once, complied.

Another person I am happy to see is Adam DeVine who I know and love from the Comedy Central show “Workaholics.” DeVine plays ‘Bumper’, the head bad boy (asshole) of The Treblemakers. If he is half as funny in this as he is on “Workaholics” I have a feeling Fat Amy and Bumper are going to be the most memorable parts in the movie.

Pitch Perfect has been mostly advertised as a cool “we can accomplish anything” sort of movie, but it has also been called a romantic comedy. Hopefully Pitch Perfect, will only have a little romance on the side and will be awesome and memorable like Bridesmaids and not sappy and annoying like well, a romantic comedy. Pitch Perfect will be in theaters nationwide October 5th!