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Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 112 min - Comedy, Music, Romance - 28 September 2012

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Director:  Jason Moore
Stars:  Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Ben Platt, Adam Devine, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, John Benjamin Hickey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Freddie Stroma, Kelley Jakle, Wanetah Walmsley, Shelley Regner, Caroline Fourmy, Nicole Lovince, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michael Viruet, David Del Rio, Jinhee Joung, Jacob Wysocki, Jawan Harris, Richard Kohnke, Scott Shilstone, Drew Battles, Katrina Despain, Cameron Deane Stewart, Kether Donohue, Karen Gonzales, Lauren Gros, Alex Biglane, Michael Alexander, Tyler Forrest, Joe Lo Truglio, Har Mar Superstar, Jason Jones, Donald Faison, Jabari Thomas, Judd Lormand, Steven Bailey, Michael Anaya, Gregory Gorenc, Brian Silver, Wes Lagarde, Jonathan Brannan, Donald Watkins, Jessica Jain, Nate Howard, Ben Haist, Rose Davis, Chiara Pittman, Emilia Graves, Emily Rodriguez, Sawyer McLeod, Chase Cooksey, Adam Gilbert, Megan Dupre, Monika Guiberteau, Jessica Poumaroux, Jackie Tuttle, Elizabeth Chance, Margo Melancon, Brooke Fontenot, Maya Estephanos, Brian Mason, Xavier Joe Wilcher, Julia Friedman, Esther Long, Aakomon Jones, Sora Connor, Elise Wilson, Sean Bankhead, Matthew Laraway, Madison Benson, Kenneth Tipton, Jeremy Strong, Dylan Cheek, Naeemah McCowan, Allison Sahonic, Codie L. Wiggins, Kelly Snow, Nathan Swedberg, Matthew Savarese, Sanford Williams, Charles Miller, Brandon Borror-Chappell, Sean McDonald, Nicholas Cafero, Alexander Fabian, Paul Ruess, Andrew O'Shanick, Samuel Brennan, Thaddeus Potter, Jacob Mainwaring, Alexander Sneider, William Laverack, Renaldo McClinton, Richard Coleman, Margaret Osburn, Dan Iwrey, Ali Bloomston, Shawn Barry, Alexandra Weinroth, Ciera Dawn Washington, Felipe Fuentes, Glen Aucoin, Deke Sharon, Ed Boyer, Brandon Kitchel, Jasper Randall, Jeff Lewis, Laura Dickinson, Candice Helfand, Windy Wagner, Jessica Rotter, Kari Kimmel, Kala Balch, Emily Benford, Brock Kelly, Brittney Alger, C.J. Perry

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Storyline

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.


Collections: Jason Moore

Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  28 September 2012

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Brownstone Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 52 min
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Pitch Perfect is about a college freshman who joins the schooläó»s all-girls singing group. In a competition, they face male rivals at the same school. The movie examines that first year away from home, as an independent adult. The movie makes college seem to be an appealing and fun timeäó_ but there is more to college life than the curriculum. This family movie review has some information about this college orientation that we are sure will not be in the promotional brochures.

The very first thing encountered by this young freshman is the presentation of a äóìrape whistleäó, which is only to be blown in case of a real emergency. One of the characters refers to herself as äóìfat Amyäó, not necessarily the most positive way to refer to oneself. There is much foul language throughout the film. Then, there is the dormitory shower scene. The main character at first told the singing group that she could not sing. When heard by a female coed, she is rudely interrupted in the process of taking for shower by another female coed, who refuses to leave until the main character sings. This is where her Pitch Perfect (perfect pitch) was discovered. Perfect pitch is the ability to name a note and match it perfectly without the aid of accompaniment. This is a rare and highly desirable singing ability.

The co-ed action doesnäó»t stop there. Apparently they are in a coed dorm, because her next shower interruption is when a male (partially clothed) pops in to complement the two naked women in the shower and complement her on her voice. This is when the challenge and the male/female competition gets hot. The girls know their assets and know how to use them. This family movie review may have provided you everything you need to make your decision already. But waitäó_thereäó»s more. The girls suggest a bikini car wash as a fund raising activity for the competitionäó_ and they do not intend to use sponges. Letäó»s not forget the hot tub scene, flashing, kissing, drinking and drug references. I think itäó»s time to stop now.

The MPAA rates this movie, Pitch Perfect, for an audience 13 and above. The MPAA has strict criteria in lines that a movie must cross in order to be rated an R. However, this parental guide can provide parents a bit more detailed description of the movie then the MPAA ratings tell you. This family movie review feels that Pitch Perfect is an accurate portrayal of college lifeäó_ and the focus is NOT on academics. This may be a good college advertisement to entice junior high and high school students to work hard so that they can become accepted into a school, but it may not be exactly the motivation you are looking for. Donäó»t put this one on your entrance essay about why you want to attend college.

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