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Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

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Jason Moore

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Kay Cannon (screenplay), Mickey Rapkin (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Ben Platt ... Benji
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Kelley Jakle ... Jessica (as Kelley Alice Jakle)
Wanetah Walmsley Wanetah Walmsley ... Denise
Shelley Regner ... Ashley
Caroline Fourmy ... Mary Elise
Nicole Lovince ... Kori
Adam Devine ... Bumper (as Adam DeVine)
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Storyline

The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks. After a disastrous failing at last year's finals, they are forced to regroup. Among the new recruits is freshman Beca, an independent, aspiring DJ with no interest in the college life. But after she meets Jesse, from the rival all-male a cappella group, Beca has a new outlook and takes it upon herself to help the Bellas find their new look and sound and get back into the competition. Written by napierslogs

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pitch Perfect See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,149,433, 30 September 2012

Gross USA:

$65,001,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,350,426
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Beca jokingly says, "Chris Rock, everybody!" Anna Kendrick and Chris Rock starred together in 'What to Expect When You're Expecting" See more »

Goofs

When the guys come in to announce there's no one left to audition, Aubrey and Chloe have no one sitting behind them. The shot changes and there are 2 people sitting behind them. When Beca enters, those people disappear again. See more »

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Aubrey: What's your name?
Fat Amy: Fat Amy.
Aubrey: You call yourself Fat Amy?
Fat Amy: Yeah, so twig bitches like you don't do it behind my back.
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The Universal logo fanfare is sung a cappella by the Treblemakers. See more »

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Referenced in Little Evil (2017) See more »

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Keep You
Written by Natalie Bergman, Elliot Bergman
Performed by Wild Belle
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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26 July 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Anna Kendrick plays Beca a moody, stroppy and reluctant freshman at Barden University who wishes she was working as a DJ.

The Barden Bellas are a female a-cappella group whose authoritarian lead singer (Aubrey) throws up when nervous and in the new academic year are struggling to find new female recruits. Beca decides to join the group but is in conflict with the Aubrey who seems to think despite evidence to the contrary that selecting safe songs from the last century will beat her all male rivals from the same college, the Treblemakers.

The film has a feel good feeling with plenty of songs new and old sang in pitch perfect a-cappella, great if you are a fan of the TV series Glee.

The film is however pitch perfectly predictable, schmaltzy and with all the stereotypes under the sun with some racist undertones (what a surprise it is a Universal picture, the company well known for killing off the black guy in the first ten minutes!)

People from Far Eastern heritage have a hard time getting decent representation in films but here they make one Asian person out to be a weirdo and another to be socially intolerant and racist against whites. The black lady is a butch lesbian and the guy who gets his group disqualified because he was not a student is black as well. For some reason because the the filmmakers want you to think they are equal opportunity racists they also picked on deaf Jews in order to make a DJ joke.

Anna Kendrick's character is dislikeable and her love story subplot was poor. Aubrey is so bossy you wonder why she is not on stage as a soloist as no one else would ever sing with her because of her attitude.

Aubrey never realises that getting nearly beaten by a glove puppet singing group might be more to do with her failings.

On the positive side the songs keep things bubbling along, it presumably would make for a good date film even though there is some gross out humour here and there. Rebel Wilson keeps things fun playing the bubbly fat stereotype.


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