Once again we find ourselves in the middle of award season…The Emmys, The Golden Globes, the ever-coveted Oscars. It seems like everyone is clamoring to enjoy movies with deep, complex story lines and films with breathtaking cinematography.
This is not one of those movies.
Personally, I haven’t seen any of the Oscar Best Picture Nominees, and I’m mostly ok with that. Instead I like to watch movies I’ll actually enjoy. On the outside, Pitch Perfect seems like just another Glee rip off (I’m looking at you Smash). Girl goes to college, wants to be a DJ, but ends up singing in an a capella group who likes to compete in vocal competitions and wants to win Nationals. See what I mean? Part of me kept waiting for Vocal Adrenaline to be the next competitor.
However, as the movie progressed, I was surprised to find myself drawn into the story. I wanted the group to sing Beca’s mashups. I wanted the lead singer of the boy group to get punched in the face. It was enthralling. Ok, maybe not…but it was definitely worth a couple hours of my life. Especially since I haven’t come back to Glee this season (gasp!).
If you’re looking for something light and fun and that you can sing along to, pick Pitch Perfect. (It would also make for excellent counter programming to that big sports thing happening tomorrow night.)