Pitch Perfect [2012] ★★½

Pitch Perfect Poster-10I’m not a big fan of musical comedies, but “Pitch Perfect” kept me entertained, at least for a while, even as it covered familiar territory. Audiences who liked “Bring it On” for instance will definitely get a kick out of it. Anna Kendrick does a good job as a college freshman who dreams of being a DJ. But before that, she finds herself trying out for a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, who lost in an embarrassing way at last year’s finals in New York. The group includes Brittany Snow, Ester Dean,  Hana Mae Lee and Rebel Wilson who steals the show as the self named “Fat Amy”. Wilson is hilarious, and she’s the reason why the movie is fun to watch. The story is a collection of clichés but the actors are likable and know how to put on a show. And first-time feature director Jason Moore, best known for Broadway’s “Avenue Q”, keeps the script in harmony with the songs and the musical numbers that burst with energy and life. Ok ok I know I’m being a bit lenient here and I admit that this isn’t a movie I would have sought out on my own, but having seen it I’m happy to say that I had a good time watching it.  So what if I hate myself in the morning?

Rating: 2.5/4

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