Pitch Perfect, Film Reivew
There is no denying that Pitch Perfect is inspired by Glee.
But that is not surprising considering it director Jason Moore has helmed a handful of teenage programs. (Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Everwood) and writer Kat Cannon is a writer on 30 Rock.
However Pitch perfect is far better than Glee as it is much funnier and meaner.
The film follows Beca (Anna Kendrick) who is a wannabe record producer who is forced to attend collage by her father who is also a professor at the collage.
Beca joins a hapless all-girl cappella group at the college.
Their ragtag group is lead by a pushy alpha-blonde (Anna Camp), and includes an Asian who whispers when she talks and sings, a black lesbian and ‘Fat Amy’ (Rebel Wilson, who steals every scene she in.)
Naturally they are the underdogs, but they learn to work together and become a crackerjack force of vocal fury as shown in the furious final similar to Bring It On.
There are some great one liner that comes from the cappella commentators Gail and John (Elizabeth Banks & John Michael Higgins)
The story is nothing special and has been told many times before and no doubt will get told many times in future years. The singing is entertaining, but what really stands out is the comedy mostly delivered by Rebel Wilson. I have said Wilson steals every scene she is in and she is defiantly one to keep an eye on.
If you love Glee or hate it, one thing is for sure. You’re going to come out of this film with a big smile and singing one of the songs that have got stuck in your head, which is not a bad thing.
I give Pitch Perfect a 4 out 5.
Bumper: I have a feeling we should kiss. Is that a good feeling or an incorrect feeling?
Fat Amy: Well… sometimes I have the feeling I can do crystal meth, but then I think, mmm… better not.