What is Pitch Perfect about?
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college acappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.Loaded with new takes on old favorites to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q.
You can watch the trailer here:
Fun-but-useless fact: I am seeing Avenue Q tonight!
What’s the verdict on Pitch Perfect?
I got see an advance screening of Pitch Perfect last week! And my overall verdict is this movie is hilarious and something I’d love to see again. The female characters are diverse and powerful in their own ways, and Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy not only won over audiences (did they need to be won over?), but she stole the show! Everyone in the theater was bursting out in laughter in every scene. If you’re a big fan of Mean Girls and Bring It On and even Glee (season 1), then you’ll like Pitch Perfect. New cult classic? I think so.
One character I wish was more developed: Cynthia Rose (played by Esther Dean). There’s so much material and growth you can run with when a character is a African American female from the LGBTQ community, but she became really one-dimensional — that disappointed me. But when you’ve got Elizabeth Banks spouting feminist commentary that’s got everyone guffawing in the theater, you know that the movie was at least going in the right direction. ALSO: Why didn’t the film tout the fact that Elizabeth Banks was a producer and prominent character? I’m pretty sure that fact won over my roommate, who was a skeptic.
Side Note: FYI, this is based on a novel of the same name that came out a few years before Glee ever started, so don’t think it’s just a Glee copycat.
So what are the prizes?
- $15 Movie Cash
- Pitch Perfect Sunglasses
- Pitch Perfect Earbuds
- Pitch Perfect T-shirt/Tank Top
- Aca-Awesome Magnetic Poetry
That’s a $45 value — and we can have 2 winners!
How to enter
This contest runs until 12:01 am on Thursday, September 28. All you need to do to enter:
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- Leave a comment telling us what you’re most excited about the movie! (3 pt)