Movies of the week
For us, the school was as much about fun as it was about studies. Those who succeeded to strike a delicate balance between the two were always on the safer side; clearing exams and enjoying life, both. But, how come the characters of ‘Pitch Perfect’ movie seem to be immersed in extra-curricular activities without carrying the burden of books. The college in question, Barden college, if existed for real, I would have been the first one to join it in my childhood.
Jokes apart, the story is focused on a musical competition between immensity competitive ‘adams and eves’, and has nothing to do about the academic hardships we faced. Anna Kendrick steps into the shoes of worrisome Becca, who has recently enrolled at Barden. She has a habit of compiling different songs into one ‘mixed musical extravaganza’, and her aim is to make it big as a DJ. Becca’s father is a teacher at her new school and he wants her daughter to boost up her academic repertoire first and then go after her dream career.
It is not long before Becca, the ardent music lover, is a part of the school’s female singing group. In the college, the reserved Becca has been awestruck by Jesse’s charm and there’s something serious developing between the two. Jesse is welcomed into the school’s famed, victorious all-boys singing group. The all-girl and all-boy groups are constantly in dispute with each other and getting grinded in this negative atmosphere is the bond between Jesse and Becca.
Will their relationship last amidst the stormy clash of the opposite sexes?
After the first look at the movie’s theme, doubt arises whether I will be subjected to an overexposure of musical rivalry?
But that’s the central theme of the movie, and if you are not a huge fan of movies of this typical genre, then you should avoid it from the word go. Else, get ready to groove and have some fun.
Many would argue the love story of Jesse and Becca is predictable. Ultimately, the two do not drift apart. However, what is taken away by an average plot is given back by colorful characterization.
The all-girl group has many characters, for instance, Stacie, who does not hold back her hormonal tendencies; the helpless Cynthia Lee, who is never too far away from being attacked with a lesbian joke. And Lilly also shares the limelight: the words coming of the mouth of this girl hardly made any meaning to me. Her murmuring is her weakness as well as her strong point. Then you have the Fat Amy, a girl who doesn’t attach any importance to what opinions the others have about her.
Last but not the least, the songs will make you spring up with enthusiasm.
To end, The Imperfect-Perfect ‘Pitch Perfect’ makes a reasonable watch.