In this sequel to Pitch Perfect, the collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition, but they are told it will be impossible to win because they are from the U.S. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Hailee Steinfeld. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal
Release Date: May 15, 2015
Rated: PG-13 Innuendo and Language
Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min.
Pitch Perfect was one of those films that surprised me when I first saw it and has become a personal favorite. It was a fun film with some great comedic bite along with some great characters. A sequel seemed a bit of an odd sale mainly because recapturing that kind of magic is difficult especially in a musical comedy. The sequel will leave fans content for the most part. The characters are so much fun that you can kind of ignore the fact that the plot is kind of pedestrian there’s really not much going on. The film is an overlong by at least 20 minutes. Thankfully it’s still funny more times than not and all the actresses ease back into their roles comfortably. Elizabeth Banks does a solid job behind the directors chair delivering some impressively staged musical numbers that are impressively rousing. Hailee Steinfeld joins the cast and her character is a tad bland for my taste which is a shame since her character is tasked with carrying the torch in an eventual sequel.