clips and trailers: Pitch Perfect (2012)

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I had the good fortune of catching Pitch Perfect at the MovieFest this year so I’m very happy to see that the guys at Universal Pictures have started up their campaign for it.

It’s due out in Ireland and the UK just before Christmas and I think it’s a definitely one that’ll cheer up the season. I mean it. Really. No-one pays me to say these things.

Now… before I tell you what it’s about… let me warn you, it’s not going to be everybody’s cup of tea. Just bear in mind that I’m a big fan of dance movies. In my Step Up 4: Miami Heat review I gave it a score of 7/10. Also, I like singing talent contests on TV. I don’t actually watch them very often, I spend all my free time in the cinema, but I like them when I do.

With that in mind… Pitch Perfect centers around the competition between two major a cappella choirs in a Barden University, the all-girls group The Bellas and the boys groups The Barden Treblemakers. Anna Kendrick stars as Beca, a freshman and aspiring DJ who might just have what The Bellas need to finally beat the Treblemakers. I guess it sounds a little like Glee but let me assure you… well… it is, but without the crapness.

It’s actually based on a non-fiction novel by Mickey Rapkin, a senior editor with GQ magazine who spent a season following competitive university-level a cappella, writing about the rivalries, singing, partying and even groupies.

Though, if you like Glee there’s no reason you won’t like this as well.

The clips so far make it look a little happy-go-lucky but with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson (who you might remember from Bridesmaids) it’s a lot more fun than it ought to be. Plus, the director is the guy who directed Avenue Q.

So that’s something.

pitch perfect poster 2012, anna kendrickRELEASE DETAILS

release date: 21 December 2012 (UK & IRL) / 05 October 2012 (US)
director: Jason Moore
writers: Kay Cannon (screenplay), Mickey Rapkin (novel)
cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Rebel Wilson
genre: music, comedy
running time: 112 mins

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Official Twitter page: @PitchPerfect

Video clips available

Pitch Perfect trailer #1

Pitch Perfect clip #1 – The Riff Off
Pitch Perfect clip #2 – I Have Nodes

Pitch Perfect trailer #1

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Pitch Perfect clip #1 – The Riff Off

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Pitch Perfect clip #2 – I Have Nodes

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Pitch Perfect is in Irish and UK cinemas from 21st December 2012

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