You HAD to know that this one was coming… I mean, Pitch Perfect is only one of the greatest comedies of the 21st century. Which is a legitimate thing to say, because we are 15 years in and going strong. Obviously, this movie is great, but I don’t want to have a 5,000 word blog post, so I will try to contain myself while writing. ANYWHO… Are you ready to get pitch-slapped with some aca-awesomeness?
They did not miss a beat, having the Universal Studios theme music done in a-capella. The beginning is marvelous, two minutes in and we already have 10ish solid one-liners AND a mic-drop. THAT’S when you know this movie means business. Oh, I’m sorry, they actually prove that in the Barden Bella’s first number.
*FOUR MONTHS LATER*
We cut to “present day” at Barden University. Where we hear a “sick beat” (take THAT T-Swift). This movie is basically everything a real-life college student wishes college was like (eg. dorm room size, beautiful people, Skylar Astin, etc.). I am also convinced that this movie does not contain a scene without a great and immensely quotable line. Side note: if THAT is what being a man is all about at Barden University, then I fear for humanity.
Oooooh, Aubrey, a type-A pain in my ass. AND FOR THE MAIN EVENT…. FAT AMY! Literally, Pitch Perfect would be nothing without her. She’s the best singer in Tasmania with teeth. I am also pretty good at mermaid dancing, Fat Amy, we should be best friends.
“Aca-scuse me? Singing and dancing to a Mariah Carey chart-topper is not ‘lame’.” – One of my favorite lines, unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to use it in my daily life yet. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! But for real though, who goes around a college activities fair and calls a group lame to their face? ESPECIALLY when you are only a freshman, that in fact, does not know everything? Sooo disrespectful.
On a happier/sadder note, Benji is the most adorable character and a close second to Fat Amy. I wouldn’t mind a little back story on Luke, the station manager. Like, why is he in America? Is it to be a dick, because he’s doing a great job at that. In other news, I KID YOU NOT, Jesse is everything I’ve ever wanted in a boyfriend: hilarious, LOVE movies (especially 80s classics), talented, and a heart of gold.
Then we have it, the shower scene. First of all, Beca is SUCH a hipster – “You know David Guetta?” and also VERY judgmental. Second of all, I wish I had Chloe’s and Amy’s self-confidence. But Brittany Snow’s satisfied smile is sooo creepy. Audition scene: I am Justin, you are Justin, we are all Justin. It’s just the sad, sad world we live in. I love the insult towards “Glee” in McLovin’s monologue. HELLO Esther Dean! *sings Drop It Low* That shirt does wonders for Jesse’s biceps, he should only ever wear that.
Say it with me: “I, *sings name*, promise to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a Bella woman. And I solemnly promise to never have sexual relations with a Treblemaker, or may my vocal chords be ripped out by wolves….” *coughunlessitsJessecough* AND THEN WE HAVE THE SADDEST SCENE IN THE MOVIE WHEN BENJI IS SINGING TO HIMSELF IN HIS ROOM. *heart breaks into a million pieces*
RIFF-OFF: Ladies of the 80’s? I think the movie execs went through my iPod before filming this scene. Jesse is literally singing to me when he breaks out into Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time”. “No Diggity” – bringing people together since the 90’s. Seriously, Pitch Perfect brought this Blackstreet tune back to life. Perfection.
One step forward, three steps back: Beca finally invites Jesse over to hang out in her dorm room and she asks the really important questions like, “What does Judd Nelson eat for breakfast?” BUT, everything falls apart when Beca is a bitch. Again. Fat Amy saves the competition with her soul-singing, but then goes on to get a little too into an aca-brawl. Benji is a class act, still cheering on his roommate and the Treblemakers, despite being denied by them. TURK. That’s all. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, Jesse straight-up RUNS to help Beca and she is just the biggest bitch in the movieverse.
“Sisqo live is the best performer” – Bumper. This entire sequence at the gas station and on both buses is probably my favorite. Mainly because Fat Amy is gonna finish Bumper like a cheesecake. Also because no matter what anyone says, I love Miley. I will say, Fat Amy and I are a lot alike. She and I both sing to avoid answering uncomfortable questions.
The depressing spring break scene always makes me want to watch The Breakfast Club. A true classic. I love Chloe’s outfit when the Barden Bellas swing back into action. Jesse has every right to shut the door in Beca’s face. Aaaand then Aubrey and Chloe snap. It is so disgusting. But the confession circle is gold and the “Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream” mash-up is what dreams are made of.
Confession time: I wish I could win trophies by making music with my mouth. On that note (A-CAPELLA PUN), it’s the “Final Countdown“. Once again, Benji is breaking hearts, but this time also taking names. And then… words can’t describe the emotions that the Bella’s final number inspire.