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Pitch Perfect (BLU-RAY)

Pitch Perfect

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On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Grade:
A
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 52 Minutes
Interesting Tidbits

R&B Singer/Writer/Producer Ester Dean plays Cynthia Rose in the movie and she gets to sing "S&M" during the riff-off, a song she co-wrote for Rihanna.

“Pitch Perfect” is the story of The Barden Bellas and the cruel world of collegiate acapella singing group competitions. The Barden Bellas are an all-girl group that only sing female pop songs and are led by Chloe (Brittany Snow). They made it all the way to the finals last year until Chloe blew it…..literally. This year with a bad reputation and a low turnout to join the group, the remaining Bellas are desperate and recruit an eclectic and unorthodox group of ladies to join their ranks. The stand-out recruits include Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and introverted DJ Beca (Anna Kendrick). Can The Barden Bellas get back to the finals this year with this rag-tag group of ladies? You are going to have to watch this movie to find out.

After watching the previews, I thought this was going to be a “Glee” or “Bridesmaids” clone, but I was surprisingly wrong. This movie takes the best elements of those two franchises and makes it even better. The movie itself was a lot more hilarious than I had originally thought and the jokes were both clever and properly placed. Whether you like musicals, chick-flicks, singing, or just an all-around good comedy, this movie is for you. The new Bellas are fun to watch, but Fat Amy stole the show. I remember seeing Rebel Wilson in “Bridesmaids” and knew she was a funny actress I wanted to see in other movies. This movie was a surprise hit comedic movie in my book.

The other things that made this a special movie were the extras and the music. Besides the deleted and extended scenes, they included a music video, cast commentary, and a bunch of featurettes. Since I loved the movie so much, I wanted to see all the extras and behind-the-scenes footage. Also, the music selection was awesome because of the mash-ups and the variety to please any music fan. The songs were well done and an element of the movie I looked forward to the most and was impressed.

This was a very well done movie that made me laugh out of my seat. It might not appeal to everyone, but will surely get giggle out of anyone that watches it. “Pitch Perfect” was a better movie than I had expected and I highly recommend checking it out. For those reasons, I am giving this movie an “A.” 

Paul Arca
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