'30 Rock' and 'New Girl' writer Kay Cannon has created brilliant characters.
The girls, for the most part, are genuinely funny, weird, real, and, most excitingly, confident.
Warblers win the day in this sweet-natured film (based on a swell behind-the-scenes book by Mickey Rapkin) about the life and loves of collegians from competing a-cappella groups.
This is one of the strangest and also one of the more entertaining movies of the year.
Cannon doesn't go in for rococo hipster badinage in the vein of Diablo Cody. She can pare down a joke to its essence ...
What we have here is a not-very-funny college comedy for tweens, full of unappealing characters (and although the musical arrangements are fun, some truly unimaginative choreography).
Luckily, the good outweighs the bad in this bright 'n' breezy comedy about competitive a cappella singing groups.
If you're not grinning by the end of this light, funny crowd-pleaser, consider yourself tone deaf.
"Pitch Perfect" is major key all the way, a blast of tuneful sugary cheer kicked up with enough tart humor to offset the glucose.