Excerpt: If you told me that I would like a film like Pitch Perfect as much as I did, then I’d probably think you’re crazy. Well I think I’m the crazy one. There are many nice things I can say about this film, but the best adjective I can give this film is fun. It’s just a fun, infectious film. My first hesitation was in thinking that this would be some sort of Glee type spin-off film. It truth, it’s anything but that. Ana Kendrick stars as Beca Mitchell.
Excerpt: Becca (Anna Kendrick) doesn't really want to be in college. What she wants is to be out in LA, doing grunt work at a record label, working her way up the ladder till the day she can take her musical chops into the recording studio and start her career as a producer. She definitely doesn't want to be in one of the school's a cappella singing groups, a home for social outcasts like Becca, people with some talent just looking for a place to belong.
Excerpt: Somewhere between Glee and American Pie this movie takes a capella singing and introduces it to the college sex comedy. Pitch Perfect never feels original, but it is worth a smile or two as it bounces along on the tried and true tropes set up by so many that came before it. It has a nice cast, some good musical numbers, and a secret weapon in comedienne Rebel Wilson ( Bridesmaids ).
Conclusion: I don't have a problem with movies that follow a formula, as long as they're well made. 'Pitch Perfect' starts strong, looking like it might be clever enough to defy expectations, but it quickly devolves into a generic comedy with no bite, and even worse, no good humor. Even Rebel Wilson's breakout performance as Fat Amy isn't enough to save this mess of a film. On a technical level this Blu-ray disc will not disappoint, with reference level video and very strong audio.
Excerpt: The Film Just in case you aren't getting enough singing competitions on the small screen, there's Pitch Perfect . The big difference between TV's musical selection and this big-screen comedy is that Pitch Perfect is actually good. It's where we get a peek inside the world of competitive collegiate a cappella. Who knew there was such a world and that it was so ruthless?
Summary: Pitch Perfect is Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story for the Glee set. Or the anti- Glee set even, and it's in that tricky middle that director Jason Moore's quasi-irreverent musical comedy sings. It's never quite the pitch-perfect genre mashup it could be -- oh come on, you knew that one was coming -- but it pays just enough respect to raw talent, takes just enough cheap but affectionate shots at the collegiate singing competition circuit, and strikes just enough of a...
Excerpt: If you find Glee a national phenomenon that's also irritating as hell, and you were glad to graduate college and get away from endless obligations to attend your friends' a cappella concert, you're probably as wary of Pitch Perfect as I was. A college-set comedy about an all-female a cappella group and the outsider (Anna Kendrick) who shakes it up, Pitch Perfect revolves around the lowest imaginable stakes, and especially in the opening scenes plays way too closely to...