Comedy hits all the right notes

Comedy hits all the right notes


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Photo: Universal Pictures
All Beca (Anna Kendrick) wants in life is to move to LA and produce music. But her university professor father will only support her dream if she completes at least a year of classes, and also signs up for an activity unrelated to her passion.

When a senior member of a cappella group Barden Bellas, Chloe (Brittany Snow), hears her singing David Guetta's Titanium in the shower, her fate is sealed.

You'd be forgiven for expecting Pitch Perfect to be simply a slightly older, feature-length Glee, but it's far better than that. It's slightly unPC (in a good way) yet embraces "differences", and full of incredibly arranged renditions of (mostly) recent urban tunes.

While Kendrick and love interest Jesse (Skylar Astin) are likable characters, it's Australian actress Rebel Wilson who steals the show as Fat Amy - she adds the adjective herself to stop thin girls doing it behind her back.

Apart from two unnecessary spew moments, this is an absolutely joyful movie. If you're a fan of campus films like Mean Girls and Bring It On, which celebrate witty writing, snark and underdogs (and enjoyed Glee until it just got too ridiculous), you, too, may be compelled to watch Pitch Perfect three times. In a row.

Occasional mature themes and strong language

YP Rating: 4/5

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