I believe 21 Jump Street‘s Channing Tatum put it best this year when he said, “F*ck you, Glee!” Indeed, despite the good that show has done, it’s had some unbearable side-effects. One such case looks to be Jason Moore‘s ensemble a cappella/dance comedy Pitch Perfect. Headlined by Anna Kendrick and Bridesmaid‘s Rebel Wilson, there does seem to be some chemistry with the rest of the cast, including Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine and Freddie Stroma. But the actually storyline looks to fall into the generic, episodic side and having no interest in the shows its attempting to copycat, I can’t see checking this one out. For everyone else, they can see it below via Yahoo.
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 a cappella. 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.
Pitch Perfect hits theaters October 5th.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Danny King, Amanda Waltz, and I discuss Don Hertzfeldt’s new short film World of Tomorrow, which will be released on March 31st on VOD (or stream below). Then we dive into a feature review of David Robert Mitchell‘s horror film It Follows, which […]
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