Me and My Nine Iron

September 10, 2012

Pitch Perfect review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 10:43 am

Seen at a pre-release screening in Los Angeles:

After the opening scene, I don’t remember ever feeling so giddy for the rest of the movie. I had the chills about a dozen times from the a capella euphony, and after the final competition, I damn near wanted to clap it was so amazing.

Seriously, this movie was virtually flawless, from the exceptional casting of every single character to the absolutely witty comedy to the obviously amazing singing. The only knock I could possibly give it was the blatantly racist Korean roommate, but everyone else seemed to love it.

But back to the comedy. A breakout role for Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids)–everyone’s saying she stole the show–but it extended way beyond her. John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks were the most hilarious pair of commentators, and there was a cute little “she loves me not” between Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin.

I love how this was put together too. Mickey Rapkin, senior editor at GQ wrote a non-fiction novel called Pitch Perfect. Kay Cannon (30 Rock) wrote her first feature adapting it, and Jason Moore–who has a Tony Award nomination–directed his first feature.

One of my favorites of the year, right up there with Moonrise Kingdom. A college Glee? So much better. You won’t be disappointed.

Pitch Perfect opens in theaters on October 5.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: n/a
What it should be: 8.0




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