Talking about a pleasant surprise… Wow! This flick really took me on a small journey. I totally bought the whole quirky sing-along feel of Glee meets Bring it On… neither of which I’m a big fan. Now, having said this, it did bring some of that “X-Factor” feel of audition-drama and behind-the-scenes-mayhem, to the big screen. Furthermore, I am probably the farthest thing from being an ‘a cappella’ fan; however, somehow I was able to totally submerge myself in to this squeaky-clean, witty comedic song-and-dance movie.
Writers Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin and Director Jason Moore, really made it work. Pitch Perfect brings an eclectic cast of colorful talented characters with the likes of Anna Kendrick (Twilight), Brittany Snow (Hairspray) and the always over the top hilarious Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids). Kendrick, who plays the Beca character, brings that sexy and beautiful demeanor with a rough-edged vulnerability and whip-smart delivery which makes it quite easy for the audience to invest in her character’s journey. She is pretty much flawless, captivating and perfectly suited for the role. More notably is the Wilson character ‘Fat Amy’ though. She is cheeky, sarcastic and side-splittingly naughty, with an infectious energy, throughout the entire film. In my opinion, she single-handedly brought the comedic value to this film that makes for absolute audacious ‘verbal diarrhea’ dialog. She is just nonstop funny! READ FULL REVIEW
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