The Patriot

  • Quarter 1 will end on Oct. 31.

  • The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will end on Friday, Nov. 2.

  • Monday, Oct. 29 is a D-Day early dismissal.

‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

Martha Schick, Multimedia Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






“Pitch Perfect,” starring Anna Kendrick and directed by Jason Moore, is a movie you’ll have to love in spite of yourself.  Although I walked out of the theater feeling like I’d lost IQ points, the movie was hilarious and tons of fun to watch.

The film follows Beca (Kendrick), a girl forced to go to college instead of following her musical dreams in Los Angeles.  She is also required to join at least one extracurricular activity.  She joins the Barden Bellas, the college’s all female a cappella group.  The new leader of the group, Aubrey (Anna Camp), is portrayed as a dictator as she tries to recover emotionally from the horrifying loss at Nationals the previous year.  This loss was the direct consequence of her vomiting gallons upon gallons onto the audience during her solo.

“The Bellas” are in direct competition with “The Treblemakers,” the all male a cappella group on campus.  Of course, this is where Beca finds her love interest, Jesse (Skylar Astin).  In a faux Romeo and Juliet romance in which Juliet is not interested at all, the audience is forced to watch Beca reject seemingly perfect Jesse over and over again.

The real star is “Fat” Amy (Rebel Wilson), who is funnier and more likable than the rest of the characters combined.  She’s also a new recruit of the Bellas and steals the show.  Each time she comes on screen, you can expect to laugh until tears come to your eyes.  Her one-liners are the most quotable parts of the movie and she’s a definite highlight.

The music is one of the strongest points in the film.  A cappella becomes awesome with performances of “Right Round” by Flo Rida, “Party in the U.S.A” by Miley Cyrus, and a mash-up of everything from “Like a Virgin” to “No Diggity.”  The music gets inside your head and stuck on repeat.  With incredibly slick dance moves and killer harmonies during every competition, “The Treblemakers” and “The Bellas” seem like the coolest clubs on campus.

The plot was predictable and contrived, but the brilliant, if immature, humor made it worthwhile.  You won’t really care about the main character’s struggles or her budding romance, but you’ll laugh hysterically at the outrageous antics of these a cappella groups.  Check out Regal in Bel Air and Flagship in Churchville for times and blow a couple bucks on this hilarious film.

Martha Schick is the Multimedia Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

'Pitch Perfect' hits high notes, 10.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ initiates viewers

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘IT’ isn’t clowning around

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    Summer movies to watch out for

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic to a new generation

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    Oscars: Who should have won?

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    Finding the best Netflix Original for you

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘Split’ will grab your undivided attention

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is anything but an unfortunate series

  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes

    Cinema and Television

    ‘Hidden Figures’ showcases the confidence within us all

Navigate Right
The School Newspaper of John Carroll School
‘Pitch Perfect’ hits high notes