Pitch Actually Perfect

Blog Post Pitch Perfect

                In between phone calls and ticket sales, we Box Office workers like to chat with each other. Recently, we’ve been very passionately discussing the movies that are out in theaters. Group favorites include Looper (a mind-blowing scifi thriller), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (sad, funny, incredibly well-acted), and especially Pitch Perfect. To be honest, we’re a bit obsessed with Pitch Perfect; we’ve even been listening to the soundtrack as we work.

Yes, I spent money on this.

The movie is about the college acapella world. There are ridiculous laugh lines, fun song mixes, and even adorable “aw” moments. Confession: I was so happy with the final competition songs that I literally applauded them. More embarrassing confession: One moment was so sweet and perfect that tears actually came to my eyes.

Take a look at the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dItOM6eYXY&feature=plcp

So, yes, this movie is ridiculous. Am I too old to love a silly movie about college students? Well, I certainly don’t think so. There is one thing I did not enjoy, however. Skip ahead to the next paragraph if you want to avoid the SPOILER, but I do wish someone had warned me: one character has an issue with projectile vomiting. It happens more than once, and it is not pleasant.

How does this movie apply to you, a respectable theater lover, you ask? Well, acapella and theater people often share similar interests, but that’s not how this movie made it into the blog. Actually, the news just broke that the main actress in Pitch Perfect (Anna Kendrick) is slated to star in a movie adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years. I’m very intrigued. The Last Five Years is, for lack of a better word, unique. It’s about a man and a woman who each sing solos about their relationship. The twist is that the woman is going in reverse chronological order, so she starts the show singing about the end of their relationship just as the man starts singing about the beginning. They sing one song together in the middle of the show when their respective forwards and backwards trajectories meet up for a moment. Yeah. It’s high concept. I have no idea how it would turn out as a movie, but I definitely want to find out.

Are any of you big fans of The Last Five Years? Let me know why in the comments!