A Cappella is Aca-Awesome

Allison Ramsdell

It was an aca-awesome night when going to see the movie Pitch Perfect. This movie has the same type of humor as Bridesmaids with a dash of Glee for good measure, and it is worth every penny.

Pitch Perfect follows Beca during her freshman year at Barden University, where a cappella groups are a popular extracurricular. The two well-known groups are the Barden Bellas—an all-girl group that only sings outdated pop songs made famous by women—and the Trebblemakers—an all-boy group that sings more recent songs—who have been feuding for years.

The Trebblemakers are fresh off their national title win, while the Barden Bellas have become a laughing stock after an on-stage catastrophe. Aubrey and Chloe, the only two remaining members of the group, meet Beca while trying to find new recruits to take the places of those who had graduated, or were shamed into quitting. Beca has no interest in joining the Bellas, but she receives an offer she can’t refuse and winds up auditioning for them whilst trying to help them reach their competition dreams.

All of the situations that occur throughout the movie just add to the comedy of it all. Some may think that there’s a cheesiness factor added to the mix because of the old school songs that the Bellas are known for singing, like “The Sign.” But add two kooky commentators and instead of an overwhelmingly tacky moment you have a hilarious movie quote that is making you stomp with laughter.

There are some more serious moments in the movie, but nothing’s too serious when Fat Amy is nearby. With a cast including Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Brittany Snow (John Tucker Must Die, Hairspray), and Emmy-nominated Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, People Like Us), you can’t go wrong.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has a sense of humor. Don’t let the singing and dancing stop you from seeing this movie, because it is hilarious.