Hey, hey, hey! I was gone for slightly more than a month, but I am back (cheesy post titles and all) and am excited to be here. I’ve really missed interacting with all of you and hope you are all well. The only change that I am making from before my short little sabbatical is that I will only regularly be posting twice a week now as opposed to three times, but they will be the same types of posts that you were used to from before. So, let’s get to it!
This weekend I went to see the movie Pitch Perfect. As I’m sure you can imagine, this movie was right up my alley. From the moment that I saw the trailer I knew that I wanted to see this film. Oh. My. God. I was not disappointed.
This movie was absolutely hysterical. I cannot even begin to convey how much I laughed, nay, guffawed, during this film. Going into it I thought that it would be funny, but nothing could have prepared me for the true extent of the hilarity. One of my friends even went so far as to say that it was the funniest movie he had seen since The Hangover (the original, not the sequel).
A huuuuuuge part of why this movie was so funny was the incredible cast. I really don’t think that they could have picked better actors for any of the roles, but, without a doubt, the star of the film was Rebel Wilson who played the role of Fat Amy. Every time she was on the screen she stole the attention no matter what the she was doing in the scene. There was this one scene in particular. You know how when something is really funny you will be so overwhelmed with laughter that the simple act of laughing is not enough to express your pleasure and you must also clap? Well, during this one particular scene at least 80% of the theater, and it was a packed theater, erupted into spontaneous laugh claps and a friend of mine who saw it at a different time than me said the exact same thing happened in his theater.
One of the things that I was most looking forward to seeing in this film were the musical performances. I love acapella music and the arrangements that they came up with were incredible. Even better, there were a ton of great songs from the 80′s/90′s as well as current music. Then, add on top of that some fantastic choreography and you have a film full of fun. One of my favorite scenes was when all the different acapella groups from Barden College (where the main characters go to school) met up in an alley and had a “riff-off,” which is basically an acapella battle. This scene was so much fun! I really, really, really want the soundtrack to this film.
Bottom line, if you want to go to the theater and have a good time, go see this movie. And, in case you were wondering, this isn’t just a film for females. I went to see it with a group of girls and one poor guy who was dragged along by his girlfriend. He was being very tolerant of having to see this movie, but it was evident that he did not have much interest in it before it started. Yeah, he was laughing just as much as all of us and admitted that he was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. It really is a movie that anyone can enjoy.