Movie Plot – Pitch Perfect: A rebel girl, Beca (Anna Kendrick), ends up in the singing group The Barden Bellas. She gives the repertoire and appearance of the group a big boost.

Director: Jason Moore
Writers: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ben Platt, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean

Anna Kendrick, the rebel of Pitch Perfect

I honestly did not know much about Pitch Perfect. Besides that, it’s mostly about singing. As a matter of fact, I did not even see a trailer before watching it.

With that said, Anna Kendrick’s character Beca, is an independent freshman, no interest in social life, and a DJ. In other words, you can tell she is kind of a rebel because she distances herself from others.

I thought her character was okay, but not great, which was fine, to be honest as I regard this film to be pure entertainment.

So in this story, A Capella is something people consider to be something cool. You can compare it to Pop music, for example. Let’s just say, the A Capella is popular with everyone in this film.

On top of that, you have the group The Barden Bellas recruiting new members after their defeat against their rival, all-male a Capella group. Eventually, they discover that Becca can sing and eventually recruits her.

But when the group wants to reuse their songs from past competitions, Beca wants to spice things up with new approaches and songs. So, we could say that Anna Kendrick was the necessary key to improve them.

The world of A Capella

Somewhere, in the beginning, there was a scene where the male group was practicing or performing in the streets like it was something urban. At first, I thought to myself, “really?” However, the more the movie progresses, the more it seems to work in their favor. They even end up being my favorite parts of the movie.

That takes me to my favorite scene of Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick. The Riff off! It’s like an empty swinging pool where they freestyle with A Capella. And Anna Kendrick kills it with her rapping skills, but honestly, every song is spectacular.

Pitch Perfect has a mediocre story, but it’s all about the songs. I understand why someone would enjoy this flick. I’m not their targeted audience either, but I end up liking the movie for its songs. They make you feel good, and I genuinely appreciated that.

The main goal of The Barden Bellas is to win the A Capella competition. That takes me to my two favorite characters of Pitch Perfect, the two commentators. They consist of a man and a woman who are making funny remarks while getting at each other’s throats during the entire competition. I swear, they were the best.

Some great Pitch Perfect chemistry between Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin

I’m not that acquainted with Skyler Astin. However, I did see “21 and over,” but that’s a while ago. I thought he was pretty great in this film.

The chemistry between him and Anna Kendrick was believable on screen. To clarify, I’m a guy, but I do love some good romance from time to time. And when it comes to movies, I have to feel it. And Pitch Perfect did an excellent job on that matter.

Besides them, the other characters were very cartoonish. But, I’m not saying they are like the Looney Tunes. Instead, they all have this one typical characteristic. One is annoying, the other very silent, a stereotypical lesbian, and the list goes on.

Conclusion

Pitch Perfect has some great song covers, and you will find yourself singing with Anna Kendrick. This film makes me understand why the franchise is so popular. And, who knows, you will add some new songs to your playlist.

Do you want to see another film with Anna Kendrick? Click here for a movie review of The Accountant.

Trailer

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