Doesn’t this look fun?! Doesn’t it? DOESN’T IT? OK. I am not going to lie: I am forcing myself to like this. There are plenty of red flags that can potentially make this a bomb. For one, it’s a movie about a bunch of underdog kids singing. Glee has ruined that for everyone. Secondly, the movie poster looks so dated. It looks like a really bad “Cool people don’t do drugs!” ad from the ’80s. Finally, the trailer makes it look sanitized. Too sanitized. When they announced that this movie a couple of months back, I was picturing something along the lines of Drop Dead Gorgeous or even Bring it On. It doesn’t look absurd enough. It just looks so…so…family friendly. Ew. Check it out:
Now for the good news. I do have hope in the movie because it stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Love them both. In addition to that, Elizabeth Banks is a producer of the film. I trust her judgment. Lastly, Jason Moore, the director of the raunchy puppet broadway comedy, Avenue Q. And I like raunchy. Maybe this trailer is just a decoy. Maybe it is a nasty movie about college a capella singing groups. *FINGERS CROSSED!*
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.
When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.
Loaded with new takes on old favorites to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q.