Late to the Party: Pitch Perfect
When some of my friends and family learned that I had not seen Pitch Perfect, I got a lot of “Aca-scuse me?!” and “Aca-believe it!” responses.
See I grew up in choir and love musical theatre, but some how, Pitch Perfect kind of flew under my radar and I just never got around to watching it. Once Katie found out about this atrocity, she let me borrow hers to watch and Lesbi-honest… I absolutely LOVED it.
I truly cannot believe how I made it from its release date in 2012 through a good chunk of 2014 without knowing the comedic awesomeness of Fat Amy and the amazing realization of the Riff-Off.
For those who are confused and misguided as I was before, this story follows Beca (Anna Kendrick), a girl that is been coerced into going to school at Barden College by her professor father even though she really just wants to go to California to pursue her dream of being in the music industry. After a slightly awkward heart-to-heart with her dad and being ambused in the shower by Chloe (Brittany Snow), Beca reluctantly decides to audition for one of the a capella groups on campus. She, and some of the most diverse group of girls, are recruited by the Barden Bellas. From there it is a heart-warming, sometimes disgusting, hilariously funny journey to Nationals.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it, if nothing else than for the great one-liners by Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson). You have a few months to memorize the dance moves and songs before the sequel is released.