This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this film, in fact I’ve watched this one dozens of time. I would say it falls into my guilty pleasure category as I find so much of it to be fantastic. The music is great, the actors are great, and the comedy is right on point. Pitch Perfect is a film that I saw once it came out on DVD and then made sure I saw the sequel with my wife and daughter opening night. While it may not stand toe-to-toe with some of the other films in terms of production, I can’t help but place Pitch Perfect in the Must See category.
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is a freshman at Barden University and is pressured by her father to join a club and Chloe (Brittany Snow) convinces her to try out for The Bellas, an all-girl A Capella group. Once indoctrinated into the world of college A Capella singing, Beca has to help The Bellas compete with their rivals and her would be boyfriend, Jesse (Skylar Astin).
This film is full of great talent and Skylar Astin is my favorite part. It would be easy to say Beca and her angstful ways is the best character, but Jesse’s role in the film both with her and with the Trebles is far more compelling. He manages to make me laugh multiple times throughout the film and also is the film’s love story. Add in that he out right states my point-of-view of people who don’t like movies when he says to Beca, “What do you not like movies or something…like any movies…what the hell is wrong with you? Not liking movies is like not liking puppies!”
My favorite moment in this film is probably the audition sequence. Not only does it feature the cup song, which is super famous now, but it features a great montage that is editing together perfectly to bring us the entire song by several people even though they all sang it separately. Add in that Astin adds some comedic commentary on his ability to sing the song and it makes for a great moment.
If you like to laugh, listen to good music, and have it all packaged together with a fun story then Pitch Perfect should be added to your Must See watch list as soon as possible. This is a film my whole family likes to revisit.