Happy Tuesday afternoon friends!
Last night, we had the opportunity for a little night out! Although in totally different states (hey New York City & Austin!), we were psyched to catch a sneak preview of “Pitch Perfect”, out in theaters everywhere on October 5 & select theaters this Friday, September 28!
You might be asking: how does this fit in with our blog? Well Pitch Perfect is actually based on a book by Mickey Rapkin, a journalist who followed various acapella groups for an entire season. How cool is that?
So did we like it?
magan. Pitch Perfect is a laugh-out-loud funny movie with a diverse group of characters. Anna Kendrick does a fantastic job portraying reluctant college freshman, Beca, who would rather go out and immerse herself in the LA music scene than spend time studying. She is pulled into the a cappella group, The Bellas, where she helps fuse together the hilariously awkward group of girls that make-up the all-girls singing group. The music and competition was definitely the highlight of Pitch Perfect; it left me wishing I could sing and carry a tune.
estelle. I really get a huge thrill out of watching people sing and dance so for a musical theater fan and a dedicated viewer of Glee, Smash, and The Sing Off (the acapella reality show), Picture Perfect definitely stole my attention when it came to the performances (and some great song choices!). The story is a little light but it has a bit of everything: a daughter wanting to break out, worried parents, and everything that comes along with being thrust into college life for the first time. Typical (and over the top) college humor and the occasional (awesome) appearances by Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins made this movie a lot of fun! Perfect for a date night with your girlfriends!
fun fact. Anna Kendrick is really singing! The actress, best known for her role in Up in the Air, was in the cult favorite, CAMP, and also scored a Tony nomination in 1998 for the musical, High Society!
Here’s a scene from Pitch Perfect for you to check out:
We love that scene!
Now, Universal Pictures has been generous enough to offer a fab gift pack for two lucky winners! (Unfortunately, this contest is for U.S. residents only.)
+ Copy of the book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory (movie tie-in edition)
+ Pitch Perfect T-shirt
+ Aca-Awesome Magnetic Poetry
+ Plus ear buds, sunglasses, pen & post-it notes
So mark your calendars for October 5 (or September 28 for limited release)! And don’t be shy… definitely tweet us and let us know when you see the movie!
We can geek out over our favorite songs together! (Magan = La Roux’s Bulletproof & Estelle = Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA)
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For more Pitch Perfect fun —
Like Pitch Perfect on Facebook
Visit the official site PitchPerfectMovie.com to meet the characters, watch clips and get downloads.
Follow @PitchPerfect on Twitter #PitchPerfect
Follow I’ll Tumblr For Ya to check out custom .gifs and memes as they roll out.
Pre-order the official soundtrack