Anyone who watches Glee has been waiting for months for the premiere of Pitch Perfect. "It's like Glee and Bring It On had a baby! And the big girl roommate from Bridesmaids is in it!" was overheard practically everywhere, and while they meant well, their reviews based on the trailer could have been a tad more detailed.

While Glee and Pitch Perfect may have a few similarities, one is clearly the obvious winner. Sure, they're in the same family, but Pitch Perfect is the more mature, sexier, more successful and funnier of the clan while Glee relies on being cute.


The "cute" factor is long gone from Pitch Perfect, whose shocking opening performance left the audience in my theater speechless. And not in a good way. I can't dive deeper into details without ruining the gag, but it's clear right from the start... This ain't Glee.

No, this is more Bring It On but switch out Pom poms and spankie pants for ascots and vocal chords. In short, it's everything this gay male (or any teen girl) could want in a movie.


Pitch Perfect follows Beca (Hollywood's fabulously underused Anna Kendrick), an aspiring music producer who relies heavily on caked on eye liner and dark clothing choices as she begins her freshman year at Barden University. She knows from the start that college isn't for her, but her father (who is a professor) makes a deal with her that if she joins an extra curricular for a year and STILL doesn't enjoy college, he'll help her get to LA to follow her dreams. After a few failed attempts at other clubs (the campus DJs being shorthand for deaf Jews), Beca finds herself in the Bellas, the all female acapella group. Beca's love for sick beats and modern remixes doesn't mash up with the director of the Bella's, Aubrey (played by True Blood's Anna Camp), who would rather stick to the group's traditions: songs made before 1990 and made famous by women. The rest of the group (Ester Dean, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow) are fans of Beca from the start and are open to her fresh ideas which causes tension amongst the Bellas.

The movie follows the Bellas through the year as they prepare to get to Nationals. Pitch Perfect doesn't bring anything new to the "group of outcasts working together to make it to the top" genre, but it does make a point to make sure it's damn we'll remembered. With a bass-load of sex jokes, zingy one-liners and Fat Amy hijinks, it's sure to stand the test o time alongside quoteable teen favorites such as Heathers, Mean Girls, Clueless, and Bring It On. Acca-zactly.

If audiences only take one thing away from this movie, hopefully it's how brilliant Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are. While they have already been popping up around Hollywood feature films, I will never get sick of either of them and will always be open to them getting more work.


Anna Camp also shines in her role as the stuck up, pig headed leader of the group. Who didn't work for me was  Brittany Snow, whose character was just a tad more edgy at times than I'm used to seeing the actress playing.Or the character wasn't fleshed out and thought through. Or something. I couldn't put my finger on it, but in some scenes, I loved her, while other scenes had be saying "This just doesn't work..."

With that said, however, this is the best time I've had at the movies in a while. Watching this movie is definitely an experience. Bring your friends, enjoy the songs, laugh harder than you have at the movies since Bridesmaids. In a word, this movie is...perfect.