Pitch Perfect (2012) - Jason Moore
Beca is intent on moving to Los Angeles where she can pursue her dream of making music. The only problem being her father's wishes that she goes to college. When Beca arrives at college she finds that she doesn't fit into any particularly cliques, yet she ends up joining an A cappella group in an attempt to prove to her father she is trying to be social. Jason Moore's Pitch Perfect is the newest teen-focused comedy to follow in the footsteps of films like Bring it On, Easy A and Mean Girls in delivering a charming, funny and cute experience. Pitch Perfect works so well because it is self-aware about the overall silliness of the concept: An A Capella championship, using Beca's fish out of water character well to aid in the viewers ability to relate to the absurdity. The film has some rather unique comedic ideas and hysterical moments, primarily aided by Rebel Wilson's hilarious turn as "Fat Amy". As a matter of fact, all the characters are unique and interesting and the dynamic in which the various girls of the A Capella group share is what ultimately makes the film so much fun. The film does have a few slightly annoying story problems, like how the head of the A Capella' group acts like a dictator, making for a dramatic situation that is simply a stale concept and takes far too long to run is course. Overall, Pitch Perfect's breezy comedic style overshadows the weaker aspects of the film, making it a fun, light experience.
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