History Film / PitchPerfect

11th Apr '18 8:59:31 AM HeraldAlberich
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** Of the Bellas at the beginning of the film, only Audrey and Chloe are not graduating, and both are entering their senior year. They're desperate to recruit new members and keep the group going, which is why Audrey is forced to allow the Bellas to become more diverse in personalities and body types.

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** Of the Bellas at the beginning of the film, only Audrey Aubrey and Chloe are not graduating, and both are entering their senior year. They're desperate to recruit new members and keep the group going, which is why Audrey Aubrey is forced to allow the Bellas to become more diverse in personalities and body types.
26th Mar '18 11:44:31 AM RicPot
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* ChekhovsGun: In the third film Bella [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that a portable beehive seems like a disaster waiting to happen. Sure enough, a little while later the hive is knocked over and the bees escape.

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* ChekhovsGun: In the third film Bella Beca [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that a portable beehive seems like a disaster waiting to happen. Sure enough, a little while later the hive is knocked over and the bees escape.
16th Feb '18 2:16:54 PM RicPot
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* ChekhovsGun: In the third film Bella [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that a portable beehive seems like a disaster waiting to happen. Sure enough, a little while later the hive is knocked over and the bees escape.


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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A lot in the third film, with jokes about the Bellas expecting there to be a "competition" and a riff-off, both of which happened in the two previous films.
26th Jan '18 4:37:53 PM PerfumePreppy
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* FandomSpecificPlot: Following the release of the second movie was a surge of fanfics revolving around the (implausible) concept of Emily being Beca and Chloe's KidFromTheFuture (often referred to as "aca-child"), in a way that isn't too dissimilar to all the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfics about Sugar being Brittany and Santana's future daughter.
24th Jan '18 4:53:03 PM KnightLight321
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* LongSongShortScene: Rare live action film version. Das Sound Machine's cover of "Jump" in the film is only about ten seconds long and covered over by dialogue. On the soundtrack, it's about a minute long and unobscured by any of the characters.
12th Jan '18 7:33:50 PM HeraldAlberich
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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Diegetic--every song is an in-universe performance, either rehearsed or improvised. The only aspect that strains credulity is how well the groups participating in the OnceAnEpisode riff-offs harmonize and follow along so naturally with unrehearsed music(a couple of times, even they look confused by what they're doing as they launch into song).

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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Diegetic--every song is an in-universe performance, either rehearsed or improvised. The only aspect that strains credulity is how well the groups participating in the OnceAnEpisode riff-offs harmonize and follow along so naturally with unrehearsed music(a music (a couple of times, even they look confused by what they're doing as they launch into song).



** Interestingly, when she's being referred to in the new on the sequel, only "fat" is in quotations, so her name might be [[spoiler:Patricia Amy]].

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** Interestingly, when she's being referred to in the new on news in the sequel, only "fat" is in quotations, so her name might be [[spoiler:Patricia Amy]].
12th Jan '18 7:07:58 PM HeraldAlberich
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''[[NumberedSequel Pitch Perfect 2]]'' was released in 2015, directed by Creator/ElizabethBanks (who also co-produced both films) and with several of the previous cast members reprising their roles. It follows the Bellas as they compete in the A Cappella world championships, hoping to be the first American team to win (which has never happened because the entire world hates America). ''Pitch Perfect 3'' was released in 2017.

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''[[NumberedSequel Pitch Perfect 2]]'' was released in 2015, directed by Creator/ElizabethBanks (who also co-produced both films) and with several of the previous cast members reprising their roles. It follows the Bellas as they compete in the A Cappella world championships, hoping to be the first American team to win (which has never happened because the entire world hates America). America).

''Pitch Perfect 3'' was released in 2017.
2017. The Bellas, all dissatisfied with their post-college lives, reunite and join a USO tour as a way of reliving their glory days.



* AccidentalMisnaming: Luke often calls Beca "Becky".
** Repeated in the Sequel with Beca's boss, who calls her Reggie.
* ActionizedSequel: ''3'' ramps up the action considerably, adding a level of crime and espionage to basic "music competition" plot of its predecessors.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: AccidentalMisnaming:
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Luke often calls Beca "Becky".
** Repeated in the Sequel sequel with Beca's boss, who calls her Reggie.
* ActionizedSequel: ''3'' ramps up the action considerably, adding a level of crime and espionage to the basic "music competition" plot of its predecessors. predecessors.



* AllYourPowersCombined: The Bellas' GrandFinale number combines their numerous and varied talents into one showstopper of a set: Beca's musical mixing talents, Cynthia-Rose's rapping, Lily's beatboxing, Chloe's [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower]], and Stacey's ballet skills, to name a few.
** Reprised in their performance at the world championship in the sequel, this time with Emily's original songs thrown into the mix.
** It's also noteworthy that they changed the uniform of the Bella's, which was consisted of a classic stewardess-like skirt and suit, to various styles of jeans and jackets, therefore making clothes that will flatter the different body types of the Bellas, since not many of them would fit in Aubrey's old team's style.
* AlphaBitch: The previous leader of the Bellas.
** Possibly Kommissar in the sequel.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Most people seem to consider the Treblemakers this to the Bellas.
** In the sequel, The Bellas are the best in their own country, but Das Sound Maschine is the best in Europe.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Chloe seems this way toward Beca. She also checks out Stacie's leg-up stretches during the TrainingMontage.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: AllYourPowersCombined:
**
The Bellas' GrandFinale number combines their numerous and varied talents into one showstopper of a set: Beca's musical mixing talents, Cynthia-Rose's rapping, Lily's beatboxing, Chloe's [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower]], and Stacey's ballet skills, to name a few.
** Reprised in their performance at the world championship in the sequel, this time with Emily's original songs thrown into the mix.
mix.
** It's also noteworthy that they changed change the uniform of the Bella's, which was consisted of a classic stewardess-like skirt and suit, to various styles of jeans and jackets, therefore making clothes that will flatter the different body types of the Bellas, since not many of them would fit in Aubrey's old team's style.
* AlphaBitch: AlphaBitch:
**
The previous leader of the Bellas.
** Possibly Kommissar Kommissar, leader of DSM, in the sequel.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
**
Most people seem to consider the Treblemakers this to the Bellas.
Bellas.
** In the sequel, The the Bellas are the best in their own country, but Das Sound Maschine is the best in Europe.
* AmbiguouslyBi: AmbiguouslyBi:
**
Chloe seems this way toward Beca. She also checks out Stacie's leg-up stretches during the TrainingMontage.



** Quite a bit more of this happens in the sequel. The Bellas are very...bonded.
*** Chloe literally says she wants to bond more with Beca and immediately follows it by saying she wished she'd [[ExperimentedInCollege experimented more in college.]]
** There's also Beca's reaction to Kommissar: every time she tries to trash talk she ends up talking how physically flawless and attractive she is.

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** Quite a bit more of this happens in the sequel. The Bellas are very... bonded.
*** ** Chloe literally says she wants to bond more with Beca and immediately follows it by saying she wished she'd [[ExperimentedInCollege experimented more in college.]]
college]].
** There's also Beca's reaction to Kommissar: every time she tries to trash talk she ends up talking about how physically flawless and attractive she is.



** The Bellas' "[[TeamHandStack hands-in]]" Symbolizes how united they are as a team as seen as how successfully they perform at different points in the film.
** Film/TheBreakfastClub CD for Beca and Jesse's story arc.

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** The Bellas' "[[TeamHandStack hands-in]]" Symbolizes symbolizes how united they are as a team as seen as by how successfully they perform it at different points in the film.
film.
** Film/TheBreakfastClub The ''[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Breakfast Club]]'' CD for Beca and Jesse's story arc.



** In the sequel "Legacy" starts off as Emily's nickname and quickly becomes the theme of the film.

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** In the sequel sequel, "Legacy" starts off as Emily's nickname and quickly becomes the theme of the film.



* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Beca claims that Vader is German for father after saying ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was predictable because of that. Vader is actually ''Dutch'' for father, not German. [[YouSayTomato Vater means father in German]].

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Beca claims that Vader ''Vader'' is German for father "father" after saying ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was predictable because of that. Vader ''Vader'' is actually ''Dutch'' for father, "father," not German. [[YouSayTomato Vater "Vater" means father "father" in German]].German.]]



-->'''Beca:''' [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder What am I even doing here?]]
-->'''Amy:''' [[SincerityMode Living the dream!]] I still can't believe they let my sexy fat arse in!

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-->'''Beca:''' --->'''Beca:''' [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder What am I even doing here?]]
-->'''Amy:'''
here?]]\\
'''Amy:'''
[[SincerityMode Living the dream!]] I still can't believe they let my sexy fat arse in!



* BewareTheQuietOnes: Lily often says disturbing things. she also displays quite a few unusual or just downright weird skills.

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Lily often says disturbing things. she She also displays quite a few unusual or just downright weird skills.



* BlondBrunetteRedhead: The Bellas with Aubrey, Fat Amy and Jessica being the blondes, Beca, Stacie, Lilly, Ashley and Denise being the brunettes and Chloe being the redhead. Cynthia-Rose [[DarkSkinnedRedhead is a black woman (who naturally has dark hair) who dyes her hair red]].

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* BlondBrunetteRedhead: BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Bellas Bellas, with Aubrey, Fat Amy and Jessica being the blondes, Beca, Stacie, Lilly, Ashley and Denise being the brunettes and Chloe being the redhead. Cynthia-Rose [[DarkSkinnedRedhead is a black woman (who naturally has dark hair) who dyes her hair red]].



* CallBack: You may have missed it, but when the Bellas find out they've got into the finals when Chloe walks in, Amy yells "Shalom!", which is, according to her, "not a word".

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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You may have missed it, but when the Bellas find out they've got into the finals when Chloe walks in, Amy yells "Shalom!", which is, according to her, "not a word".word."



** Bologna Barb is seen at the first Riff Off with the a cappella group B.U. Harmonics.
** When Benji fluffs his introduction to Emily in the sequel he asks "how did I do?" like in the scene with Bumper in the first film, Jesse wraps his arm around Benji and pulls him away in the exact way - it's identical except Jesse substitutes "could have been worse" for "I've seen you do worse", referencing the first film.
* TheCameo: Or Cameos, in the case of the sequel. There are unsurprising yet clever ones like Creator/{{Pentatonix}} representing Canada at Worlds, to some more obscure ones like players from the Greenbay Packers being a part of the Riff-Off and even the freaking President of the United States!

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** Bologna Barb is seen at the first Riff Off Riff-Off with the a cappella group B.U. Harmonics.
** When Benji fluffs his introduction to Emily in the sequel he asks asks, "how did I do?" like in the scene with Bumper in the first film, film; Jesse wraps his arm around Benji and pulls him away in the exact way - it's same way--it's identical except Jesse substitutes "could have been worse" for "I've seen you do worse", worse," referencing the first film.
* TheCameo: Or Cameos, in the case of the sequel. There are unsurprising yet clever ones like Creator/{{Pentatonix}} representing Canada at Worlds, to some more obscure ones like players from the Greenbay Green Bay Packers being a part of the Riff-Off and even the freaking President of the United States!States (using stock footage)!



* TheCavalry: Although it's very obviously arranged ahead of time, Beca puts everything on the line to save the Bellas, including [[spoiler:bringing back all of the former Bellas for one final, last ditch performance, wherein they join the chorus halfway through the show. It works.]]

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* TheCavalry: Although In the sequel, although it's very obviously arranged ahead of time, Beca puts everything on the line to save the Bellas, including [[spoiler:bringing back all of the former Bellas for one final, last ditch last-ditch performance, wherein they join the chorus halfway through the show. It works.]]



* CheatersNeverProsper: [[spoiler:The group that won second place in the regional finals is later disqualified for having a high school student on their team, thus allowing the Bellas to make the finals.]]
* ChekhovsHobby: Beca's love of remixing songs and Lilly hanging-out in a beat-boxing crowd becomes useful in the finals.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: [[spoiler:The group that won second place in the regional finals semi-finals is later disqualified for having a high school student on their team, thus allowing the Bellas to make the finals.]]
* ChekhovsHobby: ChekhovsHobby:
**
Beca's love of remixing songs and Lilly hanging-out hanging out in a beat-boxing crowd becomes become useful in the finals.



* ChekhovsLecture: John's comment in the beginning that it's taken so long for all-girl a cappella groups to make it because girls generally have difficulty hitting the bass notes. This stops being a problem for the Bellas after Chloe's surgery.

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* ChekhovsLecture: ChekhovsLecture:
**
John's comment in the beginning that it's taken so long for all-girl a cappella groups to make it because girls generally have difficulty hitting the bass notes. This stops being a problem for the Bellas after Chloe's surgery.



* ClubStub: The Bellas.

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* ClubStub: The Bellas.ClubStub:
** Of the Bellas at the beginning of the film, only Audrey and Chloe are not graduating, and both are entering their senior year. They're desperate to recruit new members and keep the group going, which is why Audrey is forced to allow the Bellas to become more diverse in personalities and body types.
** In the sequel, all of the Bellas are once again seniors, and after Fat Amy's high-profile wardrobe malfunction, the school forbids them from holding auditions in an attempt to force the group to disband at the end of the year. Freshman Emily, allowed in via LoopholeAbuse, is solely responsible for keeping the Bellas alive, and as shown in the third film, she succeeds.



* ControlFreak: Aubrey fits this to a T. The film largely [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] this, showing how her ControlFreak tendencies are a hindrance to the group's success, as her insistence on doing the same tired old numbers at every show causes the competition judges to turn against the Bellas. When she finally backs off at the end, the Bellas are a lot better for it.
** Reconstructed in the sequel, where she's turned her skills of controlling people and breaking their wills into a succesfull career as manager of a corporate retreat.

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* ControlFreak: ControlFreak:
**
Aubrey fits this to a T. The film largely [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] this, showing how her ControlFreak tendencies are a hindrance to the group's success, as her insistence on doing the same tired old numbers at every show causes the competition judges to turn against the Bellas. When she finally backs off at the end, the Bellas are a lot better for it.
** Reconstructed in the sequel, where she's turned her skills of controlling people and breaking their wills into a succesfull successful career as manager of a corporate retreat.



** Actually [[AvertedTrope averted]]. "No Diggity" isn't changed, and "Hey Mickey" doesn't go far enough. Also averted with pretty much every song performed, even "Don't Stop The Music".

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** Actually [[AvertedTrope averted]]. "No Diggity" isn't changed, and "Hey Mickey" doesn't go far enough. Also averted with pretty much every song performed, even "Don't Stop The Music".the Music."



* CuteClumsyGirl: Invoked with Emily in the sequel
--> '''Beca:''' Yeah, don't touch anything, [[InSeriesNickname Legacy]]. You're very pretty but you seem clumsy.
* DadTheVeteran / DrillSergeantNasty: Implied to be the case with Aubrey's father.
** Aubrey herself becomes the latter when the Bellas go camping on a retreat to which she definitely puts them through the wringer.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: Invoked with Emily in the sequel
--> '''Beca:'''
sequel.
-->'''Beca:'''
Yeah, don't touch anything, [[InSeriesNickname Legacy]]. You're very pretty but you seem clumsy.
* DadTheVeteran / DrillSergeantNasty: Implied to be the case with DadTheVeteran: Aubrey's father.
** Aubrey herself becomes
father is implied to be active-duty military, both domineering and never around. In the latter when third film we find out he's a general in the Bellas go camping on a retreat to which she definitely puts them through the wringer.Army.



--> '''Chloe:''' That song really ''builds.'' (wink)
--> '''Beca:''' Gross.
* DatingCatwoman: Aubrey considers dating a Treblemaker this, and is firmly against it. [[note]]A deleted scene actually had her admitting her long-buried lust for one.[[/note]]
** Is it worthy to note that the rule is chucked pretty effectively?
* DeadpanSnarker: Beca is this right when we meet her.
--> '''Aubrey:''' I can see your toner through your jeans.
--> '''Beca:''' That's my dick.
* DemotedToExtra: While she never was a central character in the first film but still held quite a few scenes, Stacie does noticeably only have a handful of lines in the sequel. The same goes for Jesse and Aubrey, the latter who doesn't even appear until the last third roughly of the film.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment[=/=]CircularDefinition: Chloe telling the group about her nodes.
--> "I am living with nodes. But I am a survivor. I just have to pull back. Because I am limited. Because I have nodes."

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--> '''Chloe:''' -->'''Chloe:''' That song really ''builds.'' (wink)
-->
''[winks]''\\
'''Beca:''' Gross.
* DatingCatwoman: Aubrey considers dating or sleeping with a Treblemaker this, and is firmly against it. it, kicking out two members at the beginning of the season for doing so.[[note]]A deleted scene actually had shows her admitting her long-buried lust for one.[[/note]]
** Is it worthy to note that the
[[/note]] The rule is chucked pretty effectively?
eventually abandoned along with her other overly controlling tendencies.
* DeadpanSnarker: Beca is this right when we meet her.
--> '''Aubrey:'''
her.
-->'''Aubrey:'''
I can see your toner through your jeans.
-->
jeans.\\
'''Beca:''' That's my dick.
* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
**
While she never was a central character in the first film but still held quite a few scenes, Stacie does noticeably only have a handful of lines in the sequel. The same goes for Jesse and Aubrey, the latter who of whom doesn't even appear until roughly the last third roughly of the film.
** In the third film, Stacie only appears at the beginning, and is left off the tour because she's eight months pregnant and unable to travel. Aubrey's role is expanded, in contrast, as she uses her military connections to get them on the tour in the first place, and her backstory with her dad is explored.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment[=/=]CircularDefinition: Chloe telling the group about her nodes.
--> "I
nodes.
-->'''Chloe:''' I
am living with nodes. But I am a survivor. I just have to pull back. Because I am limited. Because I have nodes."



* DistractedByTheSexy: Beca admits that Chloe's naked body makes it hard for her to concentrate.
** Beca's utter inability to do anything but appraise the "physical perfect" "fine specimen" that is (female) Kommissar in the sequel when trying to trash-talk her and [=DSM=].
* DoubleEntendre: If you look at the parallel scene in ''Theatre/LadyWindermeresFan'' to Chloe/Beca's interaction at Hood Night where Lord Darlington tells Lady Windermere (at the start of the play) he thinks they'll be "great friends" and then skip to where she tells him (upon seeing her husband and the woman everyone believes he is having an affair with talking) "I want a friend tonight, Lord Darlington: I didn't know I would want one so soon." you can see what the admission at the start meant[[spoiler:,i.e. LOVER]]. Can't we, Chloe?
* DuetBonding: Chloe sort of forces Beca into this by singing in the shower.
** Happens with Just The Way You Are/Just A Dream, too, for both Beca and Chloe with Aubrey.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: DistractedByTheSexy:
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Beca admits that Chloe's naked body makes it hard for her to concentrate.
** Beca's utter inability to do anything but appraise the "physical "physically perfect" "fine specimen" that is (female) Kommissar in the sequel when trying to trash-talk her and [=DSM=].
DSM.
* DoubleEntendre: If you look at the parallel scene in ''Theatre/LadyWindermeresFan'' to Chloe/Beca's interaction at Hood Night where Lord Darlington tells Lady Windermere (at the start of the play) he thinks they'll be "great friends" and then skip to where she tells him (upon seeing her husband and the woman everyone believes he is having an affair with talking) "I want a friend tonight, Lord Darlington: I didn't know I would want one so soon." you can see what the admission at the start meant[[spoiler:,i.meant, [[spoiler:i.e. LOVER]]. Can't we, Chloe?
* DuetBonding: DrillSergeantNasty:
** Implied to be the case with Aubrey's father.
** Aubrey herself becomes one in the sequel when the Bellas go camping on a retreat to which she definitely puts them through the wringer.
* DuetBonding:
**
Chloe sort of forces Beca into this by singing in the shower.
** Happens with Just The "Just the Way You Are/Just A Dream, a Dream," too, for both Beca and Chloe with Aubrey.



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Beca just can't stop talking about Kommissar's physical perfection and how sexually confused she makes her, even when trying to trash talk her, ''especially'' when trying to trash talk her.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Beca just can't stop talking about Kommissar's physical perfection and how sexually confused she makes her, even when trying to trash talk trash-talk her, ''especially'' when trying to trash talk trash-talk her.



* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FlatCharacter: Kimmy Jin
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Most of Benji's scenes involve some kind of magic trick. Cue "I Got the Magic".
** Subverted, really, because he only had one week to get down a lot of stuff, which becomes a lot easier once you only have to remember dance moves that you've probably already seen(remember he's at least heard the Treble's version), rather than an entire song.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook
TheFilmOfTheBook: The book is a non-fiction look at the world of collegiate a cappella. The film dramatizes it.
* FlatCharacter: Beca's roommate Kimmy Jin
Jin. The only sign of any CharacterDevelopment she shows is when she softens towards Beca enough to wish her a happy spring break.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
Most of Benji's scenes involve some kind of magic trick. Cue "I Got the Magic".
** Subverted, really, because he only had one week to get down a lot of stuff, which becomes a lot easier once you only have to remember dance moves that you've probably already seen(remember he's at least heard the Treble's version), rather than an entire song.
Magic."



** Averted with Beca's dismissal of how predictable movies' endings are which seems to be this but ultimately comes to nothing.
** Luke airs Beca's 'Bulletproof' mix on the campus radio, later that night at regionals [[spoiler:guess what song she chooses to break the Bella's routine.]]
** this series loves doing this musically. A lot of the solo song choices share or show something about the characters inner motivations or romantic subplots.

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** Averted with Beca's dismissal of how predictable movies' endings are are, which seems to be this but ultimately comes to nothing.
** Luke airs Beca's 'Bulletproof' "Bulletproof" mix on the campus radio, radio; later that night at regionals [[spoiler:guess what song she chooses to break the Bella's routine.]]
Bellas' routine]].
** this This series loves doing this musically. A lot of the solo song choices share or show something about the characters characters' inner motivations or romantic subplots.



* FrenchMaid: Well, maids in bikinis anyway. When Bumper announces that he's leaving, the Trebles are watching a movie where are a couple of girls in revealing clothing rather unenthusiastically dusting a house while they lounge in the hot tub.
* FreudianExcuse: Implied with Beca.

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* FrenchMaid: Well, maids in bikinis anyway. When Bumper announces that he's leaving, the Trebles are watching a movie where are in which a couple of girls in revealing clothing rather unenthusiastically dusting dust a house while they lounge in the hot tub.
* FreudianExcuse: FreudianExcuse:
**
Implied with Beca.



** In the international competition, each group is dressed in some kind of traditional garb, except for DSM, who are all in black and netting. the Bellas even brought back their bandanas.

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** In the international competition, each group is dressed in some kind of traditional garb, except for DSM, who are all in black and netting. the The Bellas even brought bring back their bandanas.



*** This one's a bit sneakier than usual for a PG 13 movie. The MPAA allows PG 13 movies the use of ''one'' [[PrecisionFStrike f-bomb]], but it must not be sexual in nature. The line starts as Jesse expressing anger, hurt, and annoyance, but by the time it ends a split second later, it's no longer "Oh, for the love of god" and a lot more "Why don't we just go ahead and start the aca-babies now?"
*** And even better - When they cut to Jesse for a reaction shot while Beca's singing that song, [[ShipperOnDeck look at the face of Donald sitting next to him.]]

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*** This one's a bit sneakier than usual for a PG 13 PG-13 movie. The MPAA allows PG 13 PG-13 movies the use of ''one'' [[PrecisionFStrike f-bomb]], but it must not be sexual in nature. The line starts as Jesse expressing anger, hurt, and annoyance, but by the time it ends a split second later, it's no longer "Oh, for the love of god" and a lot more "Why don't we just go ahead and start the aca-babies now?"
*** And even better - When better--when they cut to Jesse for a reaction shot while Beca's singing that song, [[ShipperOnDeck look at the face of Donald sitting next to him.]]him]].



** The Sockapellas rendition of Lily Allen's "Fuck You".

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** The Sockapellas Sockapellas' rendition of Lily Allen's "Fuck You".



** After scolding the Bellas about dating members of the Trebles, Aubrey [[DefiedTrope openly said]] that they shouldn't allow the rival group to ''penetrate'' them. Amy calls her out on this.
** When Gail commented that seeing the trebles perform freshens-up the downtown, John openly said "Can I help"?
* GhostExtras:
** Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas (Jessica and Ashley) that it was like they hadn't been there at all this year. (Jessica, Denise and Ashley are the ones not included on the poster.) In the sequel, Denise has disappeared to be replaced by Flo (a Guatemalan, [[LatinLand maybe]]) in the sequel, and even ''[[TheHero Beca]]'' remarks to Jessica and Ashley that she doesn't actually know which one of them is which. They both reply that they're Jessica, but by the campfire scene everybody seems to have worked it out and Beca proceeds to ask actual Jessica (Kelley Jakle, the blonde of the two) what her plans are... only for her to be cut off, the two girls then shrugging in understanding.
** The same goes for every unnamed member of the other a capella groups.

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** After scolding the Bellas about dating members of the Trebles, Aubrey [[DefiedTrope openly said]] says]] that they shouldn't allow the rival group to ''penetrate'' them. Amy calls her out on this.
--->'''Fat Amy:''' Yeah, not a good enough reason to use the word "penetrate."
** When Gail commented comments that seeing the trebles Trebles perform freshens-up the downtown, John openly said says, "Can I help"?
help?"
* GhostExtras:
GhostExtras:
** Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas (Jessica and Ashley) that it was it's like they hadn't haven't been there at all this year. (Jessica, Denise Denise, and Ashley are the ones not included on the poster.) In the sequel, Denise has disappeared to be replaced by Flo (a Guatemalan, [[LatinLand maybe]]) in the sequel, maybe]]), and even ''[[TheHero Beca]]'' remarks to Jessica and Ashley that she doesn't actually know which one of them is which. They both reply that they're Jessica, but by the campfire scene everybody seems to have worked it out and Beca proceeds to ask actual Jessica (Kelley Jakle, the blonde of the two) what her plans are... only for her to be cut off, the two girls then shrugging in understanding.
** The same goes for every unnamed member of the other a capella groups.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: The guy Chloe is with in the shower is gleefully grinning at Beca, heavily suggesting either this or a desire for a threesome. Either way, both girls were not having it.
* GrandRomanticGesture:
** Beca and the Barden Bellas singing [[spoiler: [[CallBack Don't You (Forget About Me)]]]] as part of the Bella's Finals performance.
** In the sequel, Fat Amy attempts this by canoeing towards Bumper and the Treblemakers while singing "We Belong" to Bumper. It's obviously PlayedForLaughs (a car interrupts her as soon as she's on dry land), but it seems to work, as the song is cut off by Amy and Bumper furiously making out in front of everyone.

to:

* GirlOnGirlIsHot: The guy Chloe is with in the shower is gleefully grinning at Beca, heavily suggesting either this or a desire for a threesome. Either way, both girls were are not having it.
* GrandRomanticGesture:
GrandRomanticGesture:
** Beca and the Barden Bellas singing [[spoiler: [[CallBack Don't "Don't You (Forget About Me)]]]] Me)"]]]] as part of the Bella's Finals performance.
** In the sequel, Fat Amy attempts this by canoeing towards Bumper and the Treblemakers while singing "We Belong" to Bumper. It's obviously PlayedForLaughs (a car interrupts her as soon as she's on dry land), but it seems to work, as Bumper sings a verse back to her, and then the song is cut off by Amy and Bumper furiously making out in front of everyone.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Chloe and Aubrey are implied to be this to an extent, as they are the only seniors in the group and Chloe mentions being good friends with Aubrey for years. Things get tense near the end, but they work things out.
** Beca and Fat Amy, Jesse and Benji.
* HufflepuffHouse: The stoner and Madonna a cappella groups.
* HypocriticalHumor: "What a nerd alert! Okay guys, let's match pitch."
--> "Just so you know, I'm not a total nerd: I'm also super into close-up magic!"
* ICallHimMisterHappy: Alluded to. At one point, Stacie points to her crotch and says "he's a hunter", much to Beca's bemusement.
--> '''Beca''': You call it a dude?
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: When Mary Elise is kicked off the Bellas for being [[UnusualEuphemism Treble-boned]], she is forced to turn in her scarf and leave the room, taking her chair with her.

to:

* HeterosexualLifePartners: HeterosexualLifePartners:
**
Chloe and Aubrey are implied to be this to an extent, as they are the only seniors in the group and Chloe mentions being good friends with Aubrey for years. Things get tense near the end, but they work things out.
out.
** Beca and Fat Amy, Amy (they room together in both sequels), Jesse and Benji.
* HufflepuffHouse: The stoner and Madonna a cappella groups.
groups.
* HypocriticalHumor: "What HypocriticalHumor:
** When Bumper dismisses Benji out of hand.
--->'''Bumper:''' What
a nerd alert! Okay guys, let's match pitch."
--> "Just
pitch.
** When Benji is introducing himself to Jesse.
--->'''Benji:''' Just
so you know, I'm not a total nerd: I'm also super into close-up magic!"
magic!
* ICallHimMisterHappy: Alluded to. At one point, Stacie points to her crotch and says "he's says, "He's a hunter", hunter," much to Beca's bemusement.
--> '''Beca''': -->'''Beca:''' You call it a dude?
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: When Mary Elise is kicked off the Bellas for being [[UnusualEuphemism Treble-boned]], she is forced to turn in her scarf and leave the room, taking her chair with her.



** The MC of the sing-off that the Bellas enter in the sequel is rather brutal when kicking them out, but he is correct that Emily singing an original song violated the theme they were given ('90s Hip-Hop Jams). Contrast this with a similar sing-off in the first movie where they were disqualified because of a semantic technicality.
* KarmaHoudini: Bumper. He hits Fat Amy with a burrito, abandons the Treble Makers, and is pretty awful towards everyone, and he goes to LA to back-up sing for John Mayer.
** Although it could be a sort of TakeThat, considering some opinions of [[{{Jerkass}} John Mayer]] [[{{Hatedom}} and his music.]]
** In the sequel [[spoiler: it turns out he ended up John Mayer's assistant, and now works as Barden campus security.]] Then he auditions for ''Series/{{TheVoice}}'' and all the coaches turn around.

to:

** The MC of the sing-off riff-off that the Bellas enter in the sequel is rather brutal when kicking them out, but he is correct that Emily singing an original song violated the theme they were given ('90s Hip-Hop Jams). Contrast this with a similar sing-off riff-off in the first movie movie, where they were disqualified because of a semantic technicality.
* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
**
Bumper. He hits Fat Amy with a burrito, abandons the Treble Makers, Treblemakers, and is pretty awful towards everyone, and he goes to LA to sing back-up sing for John Mayer.
** Although
Mayer. (Although it could be a sort of TakeThat, considering some opinions of [[{{Jerkass}} John Mayer]] [[{{Hatedom}} and his music.]]
]])
** In the sequel [[spoiler: it turns out he ended up John Mayer's assistant, and now works as Barden campus security.]] Then he auditions for ''Series/{{TheVoice}}'' ''Series/TheVoice'' and all the coaches turn around.



--> "Your sweat smells like cinnamon. Damn it!"
* TheLancer: Played with. Chloe is officially the NumberTwo of the Bellas, while Beca, despite being TheHero, is the one who challenges Aubrey's leadership.

to:

--> "Your -->'''Beca:''' Your sweat smells like cinnamon. Damn it!"
it!
* TheLancer: Played with. Chloe is officially the NumberTwo of the Bellas, while Beca, despite being TheHero, is the one who challenges Aubrey's leadership.



* LogoJoke: The standard Universal fanfare is replaced with an a cappella version at the start of the film. This is not the only Universal film to do this. Coincidentally, one of the [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld other]] ones to do this also has Anna Kendrick in it.
** Gets better in the sequel. You've got to see (hear?) it, really.

to:

* LogoJoke: The standard Universal Creator/{{Universal}} fanfare is replaced with an a cappella version at the start of the each film. This is These are not the only Universal film films to do this. Coincidentally, one of the [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld other]] ones one of the other ones]] to do this also has Anna Kendrick in it.
** Gets better in the sequel. You've got to see (hear?) it, really.
it.



* LoveMakesYouDumb: In the ''Pitch Perfect 2'' "riff off", Benji uses his own lyrics for the song "Baby Got Back" in an attempt to impress Emily, causing the Treblemakers to lose the match.

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: In the ''Pitch Perfect 2'' "riff off", riff-off, Benji uses his own lyrics for the song "Baby Got Back" in an attempt to impress Emily, causing the Treblemakers to lose the match.



* LovableNerd: Benji made his half of the room into a ''Franchise/StarWars'' shrine, loves magic, and is a fawning Treble Makers fan.
* MaleGaze: During the opening, the camera heavily focused on the Bellas' butt and legs during their performance. The previous leader is also seen stacking her boobs before said performance. There's also a lot of focus on [[MsFanservice Stacie]] and [[SupportingLeader Aubrey]]'s legs.

to:

* LovableNerd: Benji made his half of the dorm room into a ''Franchise/StarWars'' shrine, loves magic, and is a fawning Treble Makers Treblemakers fan.
* MaleGaze: During the opening, the camera heavily focused focuses on the Bellas' butt butts and legs during their performance. The previous leader is also seen stacking her boobs before said performance. There's also a lot of focus on [[MsFanservice Stacie]] and [[SupportingLeader Aubrey]]'s legs.



* MrFanservice: Luke the DJ at one point lifts his shirt up to reveal a ''glorious'' set of abs. Beca seems [[FemaleGaze delighted.]]
* MsFanservice: Stacie is put to a lot of MaleGaze.

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* MrFanservice: Luke the DJ at one point lifts his shirt up to reveal a ''glorious'' set of abs. Beca seems [[FemaleGaze delighted.]]
delighted]].
-->'''Jesse:''' Maybe lay off the cheeseburgers. You're not gonna be twenty-two your whole life.\\
'''Luke:''' ''[displays abs]'' I think I'm good.\\
'''Beca:''' Yeah, you're good. He's good.
* MsFanservice: MsFanservice:
**
Stacie is put to a lot of MaleGaze.



* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Diegetic.
* NauseaFuel: InUniverse example - when Aubrey's sick for the first time there is a cut scene to two of the older Bellas holding their mouths like they're about to throw up at seeing someone else do so.

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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Diegetic.
Diegetic--every song is an in-universe performance, either rehearsed or improvised. The only aspect that strains credulity is how well the groups participating in the OnceAnEpisode riff-offs harmonize and follow along so naturally with unrehearsed music(a couple of times, even they look confused by what they're doing as they launch into song).
* NauseaFuel: NauseaFuel:
**
InUniverse example - when example--when Aubrey's sick for the first time there is a cut scene to two of the older Bellas holding their mouths like they're about to throw up at seeing someone else do so.



* NiceGuy: Jesse, Benji and Beca's Dad. Chloe is a GenderFlip version of this.

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* NiceGuy: Jesse, Benji Benji, and Beca's Dad. Chloe is a GenderFlip version of this.



* OneSteveLimit: Apparently averted with Jessica and Ashley- they both go by Jessica, which has been adding to the confusion between the two of them for the ''four years'' they're Bellas.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Fat Amy. [[spoiler:Turns out her real name's Patricia.]]
--> '''Aubrey''': What's your name?
--> '''Fat Amy''': Fat Amy.
--> '''Aubrey''': You call yourself Fat Amy?
--> '''Fat Amy''': Yeah, so [[RefugeInAudacity twig bitches like you don't do it behind my back.]]
** [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Of course she changed her name. Who would want to be called Fat Pat / Fatty Patty?]]]]
** Interestingly, when she's being referred to in the new on the sequel, only "fat" is in quotations, so her name might be [[spoiler: Patricia Amy]].
** One of the Trebles is listed as Unicycle in the credits. Although he only has two lines in the final cut and is only named in deleted scenes, he carries a unicycle with him everywhere but the ICCA performances, so it's pretty obvious who it is (not to mention the 'fro).
** Bumper's first name is never mentioned.
* OnlySaneWoman: Beca is this for most of the first movie and a good portion of the second. She loves singing a Capella, but she wants more than just a fun college experience and is constantly looking ahead to her dreams and goals. She is also often snarkily commenting on some of the crazier aspects of a performer's world. Contrast every other a Capella group, including the other Bellas. Personalities range from quirkily eccentric to murderously weird.
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Treblemakers are an a cappella version. In the sequel this is Das Sound Maschine.
* OverlyLongGag: Fat Amy's holding out pitch and then dancing.

to:

* OneSteveLimit: Apparently averted with Jessica and Ashley- they Ashley--they both go by Jessica, which has been adding to the confusion between the two of them for the ''four years'' they're Bellas.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
**
Fat Amy. [[spoiler:Turns out her real name's Patricia.]]
--> '''Aubrey''': --->'''Aubrey:''' What's your name?
-->
name?\\
'''Fat Amy''': Amy:''' Fat Amy.
--> '''Aubrey''':
Amy.\\
'''Aubrey:'''
You call yourself Fat Amy?
-->
Amy?\\
'''Fat Amy''': Amy:''' Yeah, so [[RefugeInAudacity twig bitches like you don't do it behind my back.]]
back]].
** [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Of course she changed her name. Who would want to be called Fat Pat / Fatty Pat/Fatty Patty?]]]]
** Interestingly, when she's being referred to in the new on the sequel, only "fat" is in quotations, so her name might be [[spoiler: Patricia [[spoiler:Patricia Amy]].
** One of the Trebles is listed as Unicycle in the credits. Although he only has two lines in the final cut and is only named in deleted scenes, he carries a unicycle with him everywhere but the ICCA performances, so it's pretty obvious who it is (not to mention the 'fro).
'fro).
** Bumper's Bumper Allen's first name is never mentioned.
mentioned, unless [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude that is his real name]].
* OnlySaneWoman: Beca is this for most of the first movie and a good portion of the second. She loves singing a Capella, capella, but she wants more than just a fun college experience and is constantly looking ahead to her dreams and goals. She is also often snarkily commenting on some of the crazier aspects of a performer's world. Contrast every other a Capella capella group, including the other Bellas. Personalities range from quirkily eccentric to murderously weird.
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Treblemakers are an a cappella version. In the sequel this is Das Sound Maschine.
Maschine, and in the third film, Evermoist.
* OverlyLongGag: OverlyLongGag:
**
Fat Amy's holding out pitch and then dancing.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: The Treblemakers are described as being the coolest people, "short of actual cool people".

to:

* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: The Treblemakers are described as being the coolest people, "short of jocks, cheerleaders, or actual cool people".people."



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad / DidNotThinkThisThrough : Aubrey's retreat doesn't have any ladders because they hint at a corporate hierarchy that goes against it's team building spirit, it ''does'' have several dangerous booby traps that the abscesnce of ladders makes very difficult to escape safely.
* PunnyName: Most of the a cappella groups who aren't the Bellas: Treblemakers (trouble makers), High Notes ([[TheStoner they like marijuana]]), Sockapella (they sing with sock puppets), and Minstrel Cycles are just a few.
* PutOnABus: Bumper, just before Nationals, in the first movie. He gets a gig singing for John Mayer and is never heard from again.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: After the Bellas learn that the team that qualified for Finals ahead of them was disqualified for cheating, we get a montage of the various singers getting contacted, and brief glimpses into whatever they are up to (including Fat Amy having a pool party with several hunks).

to:

* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad / DidNotThinkThisThrough : DidNotThinkThisThrough: Aubrey's retreat doesn't have any ladders because they hint at a corporate hierarchy that goes against it's its team building spirit, spirit; it ''does'' have several dangerous booby traps that the abscesnce absence of ladders makes very difficult to escape safely.
* PunnyName: Most of the a cappella groups who aren't the Bellas: The Treblemakers (trouble makers), the High Notes ([[TheStoner they like marijuana]]), Sockapella (they sing with sock puppets), and the Minstrel Cycles are just a few.
* PutOnABus: Bumper, just before Nationals, in the first movie. He gets a gig singing for John Mayer and is never heard from again.
again (until the sequel).
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: After the Bellas learn that the team that qualified for Finals ahead of them was disqualified for cheating, we get a montage of the various singers getting contacted, and brief glimpses into whatever they are up to (including Fat Amy having a pool party with several hunks).



* RealityEnsues: Beca tries to spice up the tired routine mid-performance - the audience picks up on her attempt, but it's also perceived as an unpolished stunt, and it throws the other girls off their game.

to:

* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
**
Beca tries to spice up the tired routine mid-performance - the mid-performance--the audience picks up on her attempt, but it's also perceived as an unpolished stunt, and it throws the other girls off their game.



* ReallyGetsAround: Stacie, {{played for laughs}}.
-->'''Stacie''': I have a lot of sex.
-->'''Fat Amy''': Yeah, we know.
-->'''Stacie''': ...Only 'cause I just told you.

to:

* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
**
Stacie, {{played for laughs}}.
-->'''Stacie''': --->'''Stacie:''' I have a lot of sex.
-->'''Fat Amy''':
sex.\\
'''Fat Amy:'''
Yeah, we know.
-->'''Stacie''': ...
know, Stacie.\\
'''Stacie:''' ...
Only 'cause I just told you.



** Fat Amy demonstrates this trope in Pitch Perfect 2, mentioning that she has met three of Music/TheWiggles "intimately". John also offhandedly implies that Gail is this.

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** Fat Amy demonstrates this trope in Pitch ''Pitch Perfect 2, 2'', mentioning that she has met three of Music/TheWiggles "intimately". John also offhandedly implies that Gail is this. this.
** Stacie changes not at all after graduating; she appears in ''Pitch Perfect 3'' only long enough to reveal that she's eight months pregnant and can't join the Bellas on tour. She has no idea who the father is and doesn't much care.



* RejectionRitual: The day after the new Bellas get brought into the group, two are kicked out for having had sex with a Treblemaker the previous evening. One isn't shown, but the other is forced to drag her chair off to the side on her way out. Later Beca is almost forced out and starts to drag her chair away, before being called back into the group.
* {{Retcon}}: Though it initially ''seems'' that Pitch Perfect 2 goes against this film's ending with Chloe still in the group, this is actually a {{Subversion}}: later it's been stated that she's been intentionally failing classes because she was afraid to leave.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Beca's claim that the Reveal in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' that Darth Vader is Luke's father is telegraphed because "vader means father in German."

to:

* RejectionRitual: The day after the new Bellas get brought into the group, two are kicked out for having had sex with a Treblemaker the previous evening. One isn't shown, but the other is forced to drag her chair off to the side on her way out. Later Beca is almost forced out and starts to drag her chair away, away (slowly, with many glances back, for effect), before being called back into the group.
-->'''Aubrey:''' Beca!\\
'''Beca:''' Thank you. That would have been embarrassing.
* {{Retcon}}: Though it initially ''seems'' that Pitch ''Pitch Perfect 2 2'' goes against this film's ending with Chloe still in the group, this is actually a {{Subversion}}: later it's been stated she states that she's been intentionally failing classes because she was afraid to leave.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Beca's claim that the Reveal in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' that Darth Vader is Luke's father is telegraphed because "vader means father in German."" Darth Vader was named (and ''Film/ANewHope'' released) before his relationship with Luke was conceived, and ''vader'' is Dutch for "father" rather than German anyway.



* SequelEscalation: How does the sequel top the embarrassment generated by the projectile vomiting in the first movie? By [[spoiler:a wardrobe malfunction that flashes Fat Amy's vagina at the ''President of the United States!'']]
* SerenadeYourLover: Beca pulls off the Group version of this, by working [[spoiler: Don't You (Forget About Me)]] into the Bellas' Finals performance.
** Earlier, Jesse does this to her during the Riff Off with Feels Like the First Time in that he somewhat sings it towards her. She cuts him off with No Diggity.
** Also, some would argue that Beca and Chloe/Aubrey singing ''Just the way you are'' and ''Just a dream'' is this, and maybe a CallBack to the Jesse/Beca moment.
** Some interpretations of Chloe belting "Torn" after her conversation with Beca in the tent.
* SeriousBusiness: A cappella. Very much so. Aubrey in particular takes the whole thing WAY too seriously.

to:

** Almost every word out of Flo's mouth in both sequels is an over-the-top comment about how horrible conditions were in her home country.
* SequelEscalation: How does the sequel top the embarrassment generated by the projectile vomiting in the first movie? By [[spoiler:a wardrobe malfunction that flashes Fat Amy's vagina at the ''President of the United States!'']]
States!'']]
* SerenadeYourLover: SequelGoesForeign: In the first film, despite the name, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella takes place in the United States with mostly American groups. In ''Pitch Perfect 2'', to redeem themselves the Bellas enter the World Championships, traveling to Copenhagen in the finale to compete. In the third film, the graduated Bellas reunite and join a USO tour of American bases across Europe, spending only the first act in the United States.
* SerenadeYourLover:
**
Beca pulls off the Group version of this, by working [[spoiler: Don't [[spoiler:"Don't You (Forget About Me)]] Me)"]] into the Bellas' Finals performance.
** Earlier, Jesse does this to her during the Riff Off Riff-Off with Feels "Feels Like the First Time Time" in that he somewhat sings it towards her. She cuts him off with No Diggity.
"No Diggity."
** Also, some would argue that Beca and Chloe/Aubrey singing ''Just "Just the way you are'' Way You Are" and ''Just "Just a dream'' Dream" is this, and maybe a CallBack to the Jesse/Beca moment.
** Some interpretations of Chloe belting "Torn" after her conversation with Beca in the tent.
tent in the sequel.
* SeriousBusiness: SeriousBusiness:
**
A cappella. Very much so. Aubrey in particular takes the whole thing WAY ''way'' too seriously.



** Luke, the college station DJ has a lovely moment of this. [[EatingTheEyeCandy Beca is appreciative.]]

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** Luke, the college station DJ DJ, has a lovely moment of this. [[EatingTheEyeCandy Beca is appreciative.]]



*** Unicycle actually does this a few times throughout the movie. He apparently thinks of himself as MrFanservice.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow

to:

*** ** Unicycle actually does this a few times throughout the movie. He apparently thinks of himself as MrFanservice.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow:



* ShoutOut:
** Barden College has a [[http://100percenthpfan.tumblr.com/post/39372589993/somehow-im-not-surprised-that-pitch-perfect Quidditch club]].

to:

** In the third film, the post-college former Bellas all quit or take leave from their jobs so they can go on a reunion tour together. Emily, the only member from the second film still in school (she's leading the current Bellas in her senior year), somehow has time to go to Europe with them, despite periodically stressing about final exams and the GRE.
* ShoutOut:
ShoutOut:
** Barden College has a [[http://100percenthpfan.tumblr.com/post/39372589993/somehow-im-not-surprised-that-pitch-perfect [[Franchise/HarryPotter Quidditch club]].club]]. The booth is seen behind Beca at the activities fair.



** "Don't you forget about me" seems to have remarkable relationship-affirming powers, the ending basically being that of ''Film/EasyA'', where we have [[Film/JohnTuckerMustDie the Other Tucker]] wooing, weirdly, [[Film/TheHelp Skeeter Phelan]] with it.
** There seems to be an a cappella group at the Finals whose entire theme is ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' - note the song choice ("The Final Countdown") and their khaki/Hawaiian shirt outfits.
*** And they're a group that exists in REAL LIFE. They're even portrayed by the actual group.
** At the end of the Riff Off in the first film Beca gives a Wrestling/DGenerationX "suck it!" crotch chop.

to:

** "Don't you forget about me" You (Forget About Me)" seems to have remarkable relationship-affirming powers, the ending basically being that of ''Film/EasyA'', where we have [[Film/JohnTuckerMustDie the Other Tucker]] wooing, weirdly, [[Film/TheHelp Skeeter Phelan]] with it.
** There seems to be an a cappella group at the Finals whose entire theme is ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' - note ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''--note the song choice ("The Final Countdown") and their khaki/Hawaiian shirt outfits.
***
outfits. And they're a group that exists in REAL LIFE.''real life''. They're even portrayed by the actual group.
** At the end of the Riff Off Riff-Off in the first film Beca gives a Wrestling/DGenerationX "suck it!" crotch chop.



** MinorInjuryOverreaction indeed. After being told she wouldn't be able to sing above G#–maybe, ever–she sang a high A and went five semitones up to D with no problems during the final number. Although it being the final number, feats of strength are somewhat necessary.
* SlapSlapKiss: Between Bumper and Fat Amy. We certainly see the "slap slap" part of the equation on screen, but the kiss is alluded to when Amy reveals she has Bumper's cell number but can't provide a reason for having it.

to:

** MinorInjuryOverreaction indeed. After being told she wouldn't be able to sing above G#–maybe, ever–she sang G#--maybe, ever--she sings a high A and went goes five semitones up to D with no problems during the final number. Although it being the final number, feats of strength are somewhat necessary.
* SlapSlapKiss: SlapSlapKiss:
**
Between Bumper and Fat Amy. We certainly see the "slap slap" part of the equation on screen, but the kiss is alluded to when Amy reveals she has Bumper's cell number but can't provide a reason for having it. In the sequel, they've been hooking up on the sly for quite a while and Bumper asks her to take their relationship public.



* StupidSexyFlanders: Beca for Kommissar, the female leader of Das Sound Machine in Pitch Perfect 2.
* TakeThat:
** At ''Series/{{Glee}}'', of all things, despite Anna Camp (Aubrey) and Skylar Astin (Jesse) both doing guest spots on that show.

to:

* StupidSexyFlanders: Beca for Kommissar, the female leader of Das Sound Machine in Pitch ''Pitch Perfect 2.
2''.
* TakeThat:
TakeThat:
** At ''Series/{{Glee}}'', of all things, despite Anna Camp (Aubrey) and Skylar Astin (Jesse) both doing guest spots on that show.



----> '''Tommy''': But if you think this is just some high school club where you can sing and dance your way through any social issue or confused sexuality, you have come to the wrong place. There is none of that here. That's high school. This shit is real life. NOW. Don't just bring it, sing it, and let's do this.
*** During the Riff-Off, one of the categories on the wheel is "Songs Ruined by Glee".

to:

----> '''Tommy''': ---->'''Tommy:''' But if you think this is just some high school club where you can sing and dance your way through any social issue or confused sexuality, you have come to the wrong place. There is none of that here. That's high school. This shit is real life. NOW. Don't just bring it, sing it, and let's do this.
*** During the Riff-Off, one of the categories on the wheel is "Songs Ruined by Glee".''Glee''."



*** Receives one from Glee (well, they asked for it) during the episode "The Untitled Rachel Berry Project". When Rachel tells Hollywood screenwriter Mary Halloran about being part of a Glee Club, Mary automatically assumes she's talking about an a cappella-based Glee Club and brushes off the idea, which she deems lame.

to:

*** Receives one from Glee ''Glee'' (well, they asked for it) during the episode "The Untitled Rachel Berry Project". When Rachel tells Hollywood screenwriter Mary Halloran about being part of a Glee Club, Mary automatically assumes she's talking about an a cappella-based Glee Club and brushes off the idea, which she deems lame.



* TeamHandStack: With a group pitch-match instead of a cheer. Last year's Bellas did this effortlessly. This year's Bellas often don't know how to break the right way. "On three or after three?"
** They do finally get it right, [[RuleOfThree as part of their showstopper finale]].

to:

* TeamHandStack: With a group pitch-match instead of a cheer. Last year's Bellas did this effortlessly. This year's Bellas often don't know how to break the right way. "On three or after three?"
**
three?" They do finally get it right, [[RuleOfThree as part of their showstopper finale]].



** Ashley and Jessica. They even have an [[Series/TheWestWing Ed and Larry]] moment in the sequel, when Beca admits she doesn't know which of them is which, and they both shout "I'm Jessica!"

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** Ashley and Jessica. They even have an [[Series/TheWestWing Ed and Larry]] moment in the sequel, when Beca admits she doesn't know which of them is which, and they both shout shout, "I'm Jessica!"



* TrainingMontage: The Bellas, set to NickiMinaj's "Starships."
* TransparentCloset: Cynthia Rose, according to Fat Amy and Aubrey.
** Subverted: when the Bellas are revealing their secrets, Cynthia admits that she has a gambling addiction that arose after she broke up with her girlfriend (who is apparently one of the other Bellas). She was never keeping her lesbianism a secret.
* TrashTalk: Regularly engaged in by the various rival a cappella groups. More so with the Bellas and DSM in the sequel as ''all'' of their interactions are mainly about this trope. [[StupidSexyFlanders Except when it gets to Beca and the Kommissar.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: The Bellas' primary color. Their uniform is colored Navy blue, while TheLeader's pitch pipe is colored Baby blue.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cynthia Rose is black and a lesbian.
** In the sequel when Flo is taking flak, Flo says "that's right, blame the minority". Cynthia-Rose comes back with "Really? I'm black, gay, and a woman."
* TwoFirstNames: Stacie Conrad and Cynthia-Rose. Also as weird as it sounds, Bumper Allen. Um, Beca Mitchell.
* {{Typecasting}}: Averted, as one may assume BrittanySnow [[Film/{{Hairspray}} may have been better fitted playing Aubrey]].
* UnfortunateNames: Lampshaded.
-->'''Gail''': I remember singing it with my own a cappella group.
-->'''John''': What group was that, Gail?
-->'''Gail''': The Minstrel Cycles.
-->'''John''': Well, that's an unfortunate name.
** In the sequel, Emily's last name is Junk. She mentions that her father's surname is Hardon.
* UnexpectedCharacter: In the sequel's riff off, nobody expected the Green Bay Packers.

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* TrainingMontage: The Bellas, set to NickiMinaj's Music/NickiMinaj's "Starships."
* TransparentCloset: Cynthia Rose, according to Fat Amy and Aubrey.
**
Aubrey. Subverted: when the Bellas are revealing their secrets, Cynthia admits that she has a gambling addiction that arose after she broke up with her girlfriend (who is apparently Denise, one of the other Bellas). She was never keeping her lesbianism a secret.
* TrashTalk: Regularly engaged in by the various rival a cappella groups. More so with the Bellas and DSM in the sequel sequel, as ''all'' of their interactions are mainly about this trope. [[StupidSexyFlanders Except when it gets to Beca and the Kommissar.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: The Bellas' primary color. Their uniform is colored Navy navy blue, while TheLeader's pitch pipe is colored Baby blue.
baby blue.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cynthia Rose is black and a lesbian.
**
lesbian. In the sequel sequel, when Flo is taking flak, Flo says she says, "that's right, blame the minority". minority." Cynthia-Rose comes back with with, "Really? I'm black, gay, and a woman."
* TwoFirstNames: Beca Mitchell, Stacie Conrad Conrad, and Cynthia-Rose. Also as weird as it sounds, Bumper Allen. Um, Beca Mitchell.
Allen.
* {{Typecasting}}: Averted, as one may assume BrittanySnow [[Film/{{Hairspray}} may have been better fitted suited playing Aubrey]].
* UnfortunateNames: UnfortunateNames:
**
Lampshaded.
-->'''Gail''': --->'''Gail:''' I remember singing it with my own a cappella group.
-->'''John''':
group.\\
'''John:'''
What group was that, Gail?
-->'''Gail''':
Gail?\\
'''Gail:'''
The Minstrel Cycles.
-->'''John''':
Cycles, John.\\
'''John:'''
Well, that's an unfortunate name.
** In the sequel, Emily's last name is Junk. She mentions that her father's surname is Hardon.
* UnexpectedCharacter: In
Hardon, so she uses her mother's as the sequel's riff off, nobody expected the Green Bay Packers.less unfortunate option.



* VerbalTic: Aubrey has a habit of adding "aca" in front of words, such as "aca-awesome", "aca-people", "aca-bitches", etc. The others pick up the habit as well.

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* VerbalTic: Aubrey has a habit of adding "aca" in front of words, such as "aca-awesome", "aca-people", "aca-bitches", "aca-awesome," "aca-people," "aca-bitches," etc. The others pick up the habit as well.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: Aubrey does this twice.
** Plus the video of the first time.
*** No FreezeFrameBonus - the short clip of the video shows everything.
* WellDoneSonGuy: For Aubrey, her father. Her need to please carries over to the previous leader of the Bellas, who is nothing but abusive toward her.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Aubrey does this twice.
** Plus
twice, plus the video of the first time.
***
time. No FreezeFrameBonus - the FreezeFrameBonus--the short clip of the video shows everything.
* WellDoneSonGuy: WellDoneSonGuy:
**
For Aubrey, her father. Her need to please carries over to the previous leader of the Bellas, who is nothing but abusive toward her.



* WhenImGoneSong: "When I'm Gone", aka "Cups", which became a huge hit for Creator/AnnaKendrick. The singer of the song is urging the listener to come along.

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* WhenImGoneSong: "When I'm Gone", Gone," aka "Cups", "Cups," which became a huge hit for Creator/AnnaKendrick. The singer of the song is urging the listener to come along.
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* ActionizedSequel: ''3'' ramps up the action considerably, adding a level of crime and espionage to basic "music competition" plot of its predecessors.
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''[[NumberedSequel Pitch Perfect 2]]'' was released in 2015, directed by Creator/ElizabethBanks (who also co-produced both films) and with several of the previous cast members reprising their roles. It follows the Bellas as they compete in the A Cappella world championships, hoping to be the first American team to win (which has never happened because the entire world hates America). ''Pitch Perfect 3'' has been filmed for a December release.

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''[[NumberedSequel Pitch Perfect 2]]'' was released in 2015, directed by Creator/ElizabethBanks (who also co-produced both films) and with several of the previous cast members reprising their roles. It follows the Bellas as they compete in the A Cappella world championships, hoping to be the first American team to win (which has never happened because the entire world hates America). ''Pitch Perfect 3'' has been filmed for a December release.
was released in 2017.
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