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Pitch Perfect 2

Directed by Elizabeth Banks
United States, 2015


Collegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Directed by Elizabeth Banks
This kind of sparkly karaoke musical – which began with Moulin Rouge! 15 years ago, hitting its twin peaks with Mamma Mia! on the big screen and Glee on TV – is a matter of taste, and personally I’m not a fan. Hearing well-known tunes being covered only makes me long for the originals, while the hyperactive dance numbers and frenzied sing-a-long vibe makes me feel like a trapped clown at a 12-year-old girl’s birthday party.
May 19, 2015
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Revel in its unalloyed campy gloss and you’ll find a formulaic but funny film with two extremely likeable female leads in Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Formulas are formulas because they work. And Pitch Perfect 2 is packed to the rafters with genuinely uproarious moments.
May 15, 2015
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Something of the movie’s substance, or lack of it, emerges in Banks’s direction, which, even if it’s not particularly inventive, does reflect a point of view on the enterprise and even, if obliquely, on life more generally.
May 15, 2015
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