Pitch Perfect gets 7 new clips
Pitch Perfect might just be the first film to do the Glee thing properly since… well, the first series of Glee. Best For Film isn’t generally a fan of snarky comedies about failing musical groups trying to make it in the cut-throat world of [insert niche musical form here], assembling a superficially ill-matched team of misfits to scrape through regionals and finally take on [better-dressed, more polished musical group] in the Final of whatever thing they’re doing. Joyful Noise? Woeful Racket, more like.
So why is Pitch Perfect, a film about warring a cappella groups with stupid neckerchiefs and names like ‘The Bellas’, different? We don’t know, really – it’s not just because we fancy Anna Kendrick a bit, honest. Having Avenue Q creator Jason Moore at the helm doesn’t hurt, and nor does a dose of Antipodean Melissa McCarthy-lite Rebel Wilson (“I’m Fat Amy!” “You call yourself Fat Amy?” “Yeah, so twig bitches like you don’t do it behind my back.”) But… doesn’t Pitch Perfect just look a bit more coherent than the usual tween fare?
Have a look at the new clips, then we’ll talk:
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D’you know what? We’re sold. The performances look like they range from solid to solid gold (we do love you, Christopher Mintz-Plasse), the script sounds even better and the songs are, frankly, fucking ace – although a quick chat with the rather more in-touch BFF interns suggests that it’s really not okay to enjoy Flo Rida, even when he’s been a cappellified. A fresh, funny, energetic female-led comedy with more brains and less vomit than The Hangover? Pitch Perfect might be the film that everyone (wrongly) said Bridesmaids was going to be.