Pitch Perfect

PitchPerfectYeah, I know.  This is WAYYYY out of the norm for me because this movie is totally mainstream but oh dear gods above, I am so in love with this movie.  I watched Pitch Perfect twice in a 24 hour time span and I am ready to watch it again.  And again.  And again.  I also want to be in an A cappella group and have Rebel Wilson be my best friend forever after this.  So much happiness in this here movie.

If you’re not familiar with it,  here’s the low down.  The Barden Bellas are trying to make a comeback after last year’s major loss at regionals or whatever due to one girl’s major projectile vomiting.  Seriously, that was some hardcore puking and it happens a few times through out.  And then there’s disturbingly gross yet hilarious puke angels being made…like snow angels but with vomit…but I digress.  Anyways, they’re the laughing stock of their university and are in constant competition with the TrebleMakers an all guys group.  No one wants to be a Bella so they recruit a pretty ragtag team of girls – Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy who is hilarious, a girl who talks constantly about her sexual escapades and can’t sing without grabbing her chest every two seconds, an adorable little Asian girl who is terrifyingly creepy and Anna Kendrick as Beca, who only wants to be a DJ but is being forced into this stupid college thing by her professor father.

The Acca-bitches

The Acca-bitches

No really, that’s what their leader, Aubrey tends to call them.  She also puts “acca” in front of lots of words so you have “acca-scuse me?” and so on.  Oh and I can’t forget the use of the word “toner” which is a musical boner.  SO many words have been added to my vocabulary after this movie.  And I lost count of how many times people here say “We make music using only our mouths.”  And I haven’t even gotten started on the rest of the dialogue.  I’m a writer – when words are done right, it makes me melt, seriously.  And the majority of the time here, words are done SOOOO right.

Aubrey – “I can see your toner through your jeans!”
Beca – “No.  That’s my dick.”

Asian Girl – “I set fires to feel joy.”
Treblemaker – “That is so adorable.”

That last one in particular makes me smile because my friend Brad and I had the exact same conversation when we were 19…*sighs*  Nostalgia.

OMG @ these guys.

OMG @ these guys.

Oh and cannot forget these two.  They’re the hosts of all the competitions and they have some of the driest, funniest lines.  Elizabeth Banks in particular is hysterical.

I’m so not talking this up like it deserves, not at all but it is, in my opinion, fucking awesome.

 

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About mistylayne

I'm a Z movie loving, horror hound, Buffy quoting, Dr. Who watching, geekazoid and seeker of all things unusual. I'm a gypsy wanderer, lover of words, Wendy of the damned and all that jazz. What can I say? I'm complicated.

Posted on 2013.4.January, in American Cinema, Musicals and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Love, love, love this movie! Glad you do too, enjoyed the review and the tags at the end :) I think a big part of the reason I loved this was the writing, seeing as it was written by one of the writers for 30 Rock aka my favorite show of all time

  2. Aaaaand you lost me at the vomiting….

  3. Waaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!! Pitch Perfect? lol
    I saw this on the shelf and was like uh, nope. But maybe I’ll give it a shot.

  4. Is this the one with Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake?

  5. I thought this looked absolutely terrible but i’ve seen a fair few positive reviews of it. It’ll have to be a rental for me I reckon but I am quite interested in seeing it now.

  6. This was a surprisingly great movie. I love the accapella singing.

  7. I entirely agree – this film was marvellous and I enjoyed it too. The subversive edge was just right to keep both me & mrs engaged. I’m praying for an awesome Director’s Cut because I’m certain there’s some great unseen footage that hit the floor due to timings.

    • Oh wow, I didn’t even consider how awesome a Director’s Cut would be. I’ve seen some B roll on Youtube that was quite fun but also not quite satisfying enough!

  8. OMG, I need to see this!!!!!

  9. You made me curious, even though i have a phobia of vomit! great review Misty!

    • There’s only like 3 vomiting scenes and the only truly bad one is the puke angel thing – you can totally fast forward that part and not miss a ton though. And thanks! :)

  10. Good to see Rebel Wilson being distinctly less creepy than she was in Bridesmaids. God help me I actually want to see this damn film.

  11. Keep hearing good things about this one – will have to try and catch it before it disappears from the big screen!

  12. My wife made me watch this with her, and it was awesome. The leader of the male group is one of my favorite things.

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