Saturday, 9 November 2013

FILM: Pitch Perfect (6/10)

Why did I watch it?
All due to the Mrs this one. I fell for the line 'apparently it's like Bridesmaids and nothing like Glee'.

What's it all about?
Having freshly arrived at college, Beca wants a career in music and to appease her father ends up joining The Barden Belles, an unsuccessful all-girl a capella group determined to beat their long time rivals The Trebelmakers to competition success.

The Good:
  • There's no denying that Pitch Perfect is funny at times. The script does contain a few gems so there is something here for the non-singing type.
  • Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is responsible for most of the film's laughs
  • The cynical and misogynistic competition commentary provided by Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins
  • Cameo by Christopher Mintz-Plasse
The Bad:
  • Both the singing and relationship story-lines are all too predictable
  • Feels like The Breakfast Club is incorporated into the main couple's relationship story for nothing other than some form of credibility and coolness factor for the pair. As if they would be watching anything other than Glee.
Shall we watch Glee after this?
Favourite line:
'I'm going to kill him, I'm going to finish him like a cheesecake!' - Fat Amy

Stand-out moment:
The a capella battle

Like the film? Watch: Bridesmaids 
Like the singing and stuff? Watch: Glee

What my wife would say: 'It's more Bridesmaids than Glee'.

What the world thinks:
Rotten Tomatoes - 81%
Metacritic - 66/100
LAMB Score - 3.19/5
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