Do you want to fall in love and not be able to get a few kick butt songs out of your head all in the same night? If that’s the case you need to check out Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect. I enjoyed this movie so much and give it two aca-enthusiastic thumbs up. Dixie Chicks serious.
Now keep in mind I’m a 32 year old woman. I’m not a college student, I’m not a teeny bopper teenager. I still loved Pitch Perfect. This movie was a ton of fun. I brought with me to this movie two other grown women and a grown man, all three of them enjoyed it as much as I did. And for sure we all sang “The Sign” by Ace of Base on our way to the car once it was over.
All that being said, the plot of the movie is pretty predictable. You’ve got a group of college girls who have an acapella group that needs some spicing up if they want to win Nationals. Enter Beca, a “too cool for school” college Freshman who would rather be in Los Angeles paying her dues as a DJ so one day she can be a music producer. Beca is willing to help, but acapella group leader Aubry isn’t so sure. Heads butt, voices fly and acapella history is made.
My favorite part however was anything that included character Jesse played by actor Skylar Astin. He is hopelessly in love with Beca and does these amazing little romantic things for her that just melted our hearts. Myself and my grown women friends walked away from this movie in love with the 17 year old boy. We all want to pay to see it again just to watch him throw an impromptu picnic with Capri Sun juice packs and Rocky for Beca.
The music in Pitch Perfect won’t leave your head, the characters such as Fat Amy and Benji and of course anything Elizabeth Banks does turns to gold right…I heard someone say it was like Glee and Bring It On got together and made a baby, sounds aca-straordinary to me!
You can see Pitch Perfect in select theaters right now and everywhere October 5th. Don’t wait for Redbox people, go see it right now, no matter your age, you’ll thank me! Oh and PS: Brittany Snow is like my favorite actress ever. I’ve loved her since she was on American Dreams. She needs far more acting gigs. Hear that Hollywood, Lee says!
*I received media tickets. All aca-thusiastic opinions are my own.