So I was wondering what I was going to review this morning, and at first it was going to be the Super Bowl, but 50% of American’s watched it, so it is kind of unreviewable. Next up I was thinking I just watched The Breakfast Club for like the twentieth time, but hey it is a John Hughes classic and if you haven’t seen it shame on you. So thanks to my wife I also just watched the movie Pitch Perfect.
Pitch Perfect is about at rag-tag all girls a cappella glee club, The Barden Bellas, trying to win it all. Of course they have to out sing the all men group that is conveniently from the same school. The movie starts off with a loner, Beca (Anna Kendrick), who just likes to mix music and be alone, but gets dragged in to singing when another girl hears her sing in the shower. Then Beca’s new ideas put her at odds with the head of the group. I won’t spoil the end, but I am sure you can figure it out.
The movie is tons of fun. It plays with glee club culture and makes it seem hip and cool. The main flaw that this movie has is that main character has crippling attachment issues that maker her push everyone that likes her away, and since they are all likable people it makes her unlikable for quite a bit of the movie, and that is always a dangerous choice. Thankfully Rebel Wilson’s role as “Fat Amy” keeps this film funny and light hearted. Rebel is becoming a standout in comedy these days and Pitch Perfect is another feather in her cap.
Pitch Perfect is a good movie with a great supporting cast, and if you like glee clubs or college movies it is for sure something to put in your queue to watch. But if you haven’t seen Breakfast Club watch that first because John Hughes rocks.