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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Musical Movie Review: *** Pitch Perfect (2012)
This would be considered a modern day musical. Two freshmen join college a'capella groups, Beca (Anna Kendrick) and Jesse (Skyler Astin;) Beca a women's group and Jesse a men's group. They compete in campus, regional and national competitions. There is a healthy rivalry between the two groups. The girls group has never won, perhaps because their is prejudice against girls, but mostly because they lack someone who can sing the low notes. Of course with both groups there are diva type leaders, but the leaders grow and change as the year progresses. And then of course our two freshmen fall in love, but at least on the women's side romance with the other group is forbidden. This movie is great on the music side, and pretty lame on the plot side.