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The resplendent Anna Kendrick and Bridesmaids’ Rebel Wilson are the only reasons Pitch Perfect qualifies as a movie. Otherwise, this functionally shot feature from the director of Broadway’s Shrek the Musical alternately resembles Glee and a pre-canned American Idol episode.
Kendrick stars as incoming college freshman Beca, an aspiring DJ goaded into joining a sorority-like a cappella group desperate to recover from last year’s final-round humiliation. In between playlist spats, Beca falls for Jesse (Skylar Astin), who introduces her to The Breakfast Club, noting it has the ‘greatest ending to any movie ever’.
At its sitcom-level plotting there’s a tiresome running gag – the way the Bellas use ‘a ca-’ as a prefix for everything. How a ca-nnoying.By Ben Kenigsberg
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