If you think Pitch Perfect is High School Musical v2.0, think again.
Beca (Anna Kendrick) has just arrived to her new college and finds herself not right for any clique, but somehow manages to join in a club that consists of some sweet and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together and without any musical accompaniment. Yes, this is a collegiate a cappella singing version of Step-Up.
The whole movie is so refreshing to watch. At first I thought this movie will be like those typical cringe-worthy, cliché-induced, school rom-com teeny-bopper movies that we often watch nowadays, this movie DOES have those, but it’s elevated into something with a lot of promise. In addition, the movie is highly addicting, like a brand new kind of pill. When I got the chance to watch it, I immediately re-watched the whole damn thing! The film has one of the most surprisingly infectious tunes that spans from Madonna to Bruno Mars, with a nice touch of The Breakfast Club.
I never thought that Anna Kendrick has this hidden talent in singing. She can actually sing and boy, she sings pretty good! I also applaud writer Kay Cannon (whose works include 30 Rock and New Girl) for creating such lovable, funny, and brilliant characters—from the vomit-inducing Aubrey (Anna Camp) to the awkwardly soundless Lilly (Hana Mae Lee)—every bit of cast is pleasurable to watch. And who would forget Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson)?
Pitch Perfect may not be as grand as Les Miserables and Chicago, or as mediocre as Rock of Ages, this film stands alone as one of the strangest, most entertaining movies of 2012.
4.0 out of 5 stars