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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

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Elizabeth Banks

Writers:

Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Hailee Steinfeld ... Emily
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Adam Devine ... Bumper (as Adam DeVine)
Katey Sagal ... Katherine
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Ben Platt ... Benji
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Chrissie Fit ... Flo
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Kommissar (as Birgitte Hjort-Sørensen)
Flula Borg ... Pieter Krämer
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Storyline

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams once again. Written by Chris Greenleaf

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Taglines:

We're Back, Pitches

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,216,890, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$184,296,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,144,079
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pieter Krämer: With what? More of Flabby Abbie's baby shoot?
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Pitch Perfect 2
10 August 2015 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Pitch Perfect is one of my favorite films from the last 5 years, but I had low expectations for its second part due to the replacement of the original director (Jason Moore) for Elizabeth Banks, making her debut. Even though I have always liked Banks' work as an actress, the transition from actor to director is generally uncertain... and even more in a sequel which will unavoidably be compared to the excellent original film. With that in mind, Pitch Perfect 2 ended up being better than I expected, but very inferior to its predecessor due to its lack of a precise and efficient dramatic structure. Pitch Perfect had fully focused into the main character's emotional evolution, guided by her discovery of the a cappella world, the interaction with her new friends and a romance. On the opposite, Pitch Perfect 2 doesn't have a defined point... or better said, it has too many. Whatever the way it is, the screenplay rarely reaches an organic and concise flow; the multiple narrative slopes get agglomerated without too much harmony, arbitrarily moving from one sub-plot to the other one without establishing a main subject, and neglecting the characters development. Fortunately, there are enough pros in Pitch Perfect 2 in order to have a good time with it, such as the incisive humor employed by screenwriter Kay Cannon, who brings multiple jokes or details to every scene which generate laughs... or at least, a sincere smile. The actresses take the maximum advantage of those humorous moments while having a perfect chemistry with each other. Banks made a decent work as a director; her visual style is clean and functional, with occasional ornaments which enrich the experience without distracting the audience's attention. However, she was victim of an excessive indulgence which avoided her from recognizing the unnecessary "filler"... that's a common mistake in rookie directors. Nevertheless, that "problem" ends up being simultaneously a pro and a con. Pitch Perfect 2 is full of scenes and situations I enjoyed and made me laugh; but if we evaluate them rationally, they are totally unnecessary. In order to avoid spoilers, I will just mention two examples: the scene of the "private party" doesn't have any relevance to the story, but it includes some good cameos, various contagious musical numbers and various samples of Cannon's previously mentioned humor. Another example: Hailee Steinfeld plays Emily Junk, the "new one" in the group who should work as a catalyst or key element of the story; but her contributions don't seem particularly important. However, Steinfeld displays credibility, quite a charisma and a refreshing energy in her performance. So, in summary, there's too much filler in Pitch Perfect 2 obstructing the story... but that filler ended up being among the things I appreciated the most in this film. So, I think I can give a moderate recommendation to Pitch Perfect 2 as a decent comedy with energetic and attractive musical numbers. In summary: a not completely satisfactory, but entertaining sequel, and I will be expecting the third film with interest.


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