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''Pitch Perfect'' is a 2012 musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. The screenplay was written by Kay Cannon, loosely adapted from the book of the same name by Mickey Rapkin. The film stars AnnaKendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Creator/BrittanySnow, Ester Dean, Ben Platt, and Adam [=DeVine=].

The story follows an all-girls a capella group, "The Bellas", who try to beat the reigning a capella group, "Treble Makers". Standoffish Beca Mitchel, would rather be trying her hand at becoming a famous music producer in Los Angeles, but is forced to go to Barden University because her father wants her to have something to fall back on. There, she's introduced to the world of collegiate acapella, by way of an all female group, the previously disgraced Barden Bellas, who are scouting for new members. After initially scoffing at the idea of joining the Bellas, she later decides to audition, and passes the test along with "Fat Amy", Cynthia Rose, Stacie and a host of other colorful characters. Beca also meets Jesse at the campus radio station they both work at, who turns out to be a member of The Treble Makers, the Bellas' rivals. Both of these groups aim for winning the national acapella championship, creating tension and forbidden romance.

Now has a [[Characters/PitchPerfect Character Sheet]] under construction.
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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Whether intentional or not, [[{{Twilight}} Jessica Stanley]] in a group called the ''Bellas'' is hilarious.
** During the riff-off, Cynthia Rose starts off the Songs About Sex section with "S&M", a song that the actress (Ester Dean) wrote.
** Also, the university DJ asking if Beca is going to flight attendant training is funny considering how much time Anna Kendrick has [[UpInTheAir spent in airports.]]
** "So you know German. Well, now I know why you don't like fun things," is funny given that Skylar Astin acted in a [[SpringAwakening musical all about Germans and fun.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Jesse and Benji.
** Beca when she raps.
* AlphaBitch: The first scene shows us that the leaders of the Bellas have to be this way. Also, a male version with Bumper of the Treblemakers, if you count that.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Most people seem to consider the Treblemakers this to the Bellas.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Chloe seems this way toward Beca like the latter is flirting with her. And forcing another girl to sing with you in the shower while both of you are naked is totally not hitting on her, right?
** She also seems to have no problem having a conversation with Beca about just how close they're going to be this year, where their faces are less than four inches apart and then shaking her ass at Beca as she walks away. All of this ''before'' she goes off to start drinking. The term "ambiguous", in this case, might be a touch too generous.
* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Beca claims that Vader is German for father after saying StarWars The Empire Strikes Back was predictable because of that. Vader is actually Dutch for father, not German. Vater means father in German.
* AscendedFanboy: Benji becomes this InUniverse.
* AwesomeAussie: Fat Amy. She claims to have fought a crocodile and a dingo at the same time.
* BechdelTest: This movie passes with flying colors.
** Even subverted: Gail only has conversations with John Smith, her misogynistic co-commentator. She turns out to be the most outspoken feminist in the whole movie.
* {{Beware the Quiet Ones}}: Lily often says disturbing things.
* BigBeautifulWoman / FatGirl: Fat Amy kind of...alternates between these two throughout the film.
* BlueEyes: Beca and Chloe.
* BrainlessBeauty: Stacie has shades of this to go with her ReallyGetsAround nature.
* BrickJoke: The Barden rape whistle given to Beca in the first scene. Comes back when Cynthia Rose, the lesbian Bella, is wrestling with Stacie.
* CasanovaWannabe: Bumper, in between insulting Fat Amy he still hints towards sex.
* CatFight: After Beca leaves the group, this is what happens.
* 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.]]
* ChekhovsLecture: John's comment in the beginning that it's taken so long for all-girl a capella groups to make it is because girls generally have difficulty hitting the bass notes. This stops being a problem for the Bellas after Chloe's surgery.
* ClubStub: The Bellas.
* CollegeRadio: Beca and Jesse work there.
* CombatSadomasochist: One of the older a capella group members is this.
* ControlFreak: Aubrey fits this to a T.
* CoughSnarkCough: Fat Amy does this a few times.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender:
** Actually [[AvertedTrope averted]]. "No Diggity" isn't changed, and "Mickey" doesn't go far enough. Also averted with pretty much every song performed, even "Don't Stop The Music".
** Furthermore, "Pool Mashup" features two love songs about women sung by women. They didn't change the pronouns ''at all''.
* DatingCatwoman: Aubrey considers dating a Treblemaker this, and is firmly against it. [[hottip:*:A deleted scene actually had her admitting her long-buried lust for one.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Beca is this right when we meet her.
* DidTheResearch: Against all odds, vocal fold nodules are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocal_fold_nodule actually presented realistically.]] [[MinorInjuryOverreaction Even Chloe's reaction.]]
** 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.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Jesse to Beca.
* DuetBonding: Chloe sort of forces Beca into this by singing in the shower.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The entire first act showcases Beca's talent at creating mashups and remixes, [[spoiler: which winds up becoming ChekhovsHobby when Aubrey finally recognizes her talents and lets her write the Bellas' arrangement for the finals.]]
* FieryRedhead: Mostly averted: Chloe is very sweet but has no problem attacking people when in a rage.
* FootFocus and ShouldersUpNudity: Done to imply nudity in the women's shower.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Most of Benji's scenes involve some kind of magic trick. Cue "I Got the Magic".
** The previous year's leader of the Bellas makes the unusual note that Chloe's breath smells like eggs all the time. Fitting for a bad enough infection in one's throat.
** Averted with Beca's dismissal of how predictable movies' endings are which seems to be this but ultimately comes to nothing.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Jesse appears to mouth "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck me]]" in shock when Beca [[spoiler:starts to sing "Don't You Forget About Me"]].
* GhostExtras: Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas 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.)
* GoodParents: Beca's dad.
* HappyEnding.
* 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.
* 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 [[{{Hatedom}} some opinions of John Mayer and his music.]]
* LettingHerHairDown: This happens in the last preformance. Towards the ending, Aubrey actually lets her hair down.
* LogoJoke: The standard Universal fanfare is replaced with an a Capella version at the start of the film. This is not the only Universal film to do this. Coincidentally, one of the [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld other]] ones to do this also has Anna Kendrick in it.
* LovableNerd: Benji made his half of the room into a ''Franchise/StarWars'' shrine, loves magic, and is a fawning Treble Makers fan.
* MissingMom: No mention is made of where Beca's mother is, though it's revealed in conversation with her father that her parents are divorced.
* MovieOfTheBook
* MrFanservice: Luke the DJ at one point lifts his shirt up to reveal a ''glorious'' set of abs. Beca seems delighted.
* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Diegetic.
* NiceGuy: Jesse.
** [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Chloe.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Fat Amy. [[spoiler:Turns out her real name is Patricia.]]
--> '''Aubrey''': What's your name?
--> '''Fat Amy''': Fat Amy.
--> '''Aubrey''': You call yourself Fat Amy?
--> '''Fat Amy''': Yeah, so twig bitches like you don't do it behind my back.
** [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Of course she changed her name. Who would want to be Fat Pat / Fatty Patty?]]]]
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Treblemakers are an a capella version.
* OverlyLongGag: Fat Amy's holding out pitch and then dancing.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Bellas.
* RealityEnsues: Beca tries to spice up the tired routine mid-performance - the audience pick up on her efforts, 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.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Aubrey gives the girls one after an embarrassing performance in front of a fraternity. She gets one herself later.
* RunningGag: Several.
** Aubrey's projectile vomiting.
** Stacie...being [[ReallyGetsAround Stacie]].
* ShirtlessScene: The college station DJ has a lovely moment of this.
* ShoutOut: Barden College has a [[http://100percenthpfan.tumblr.com/post/39372589993/somehow-im-not-surprised-that-pitch-perfect Quidditch club]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Chloe delivers an awesome one to Aubrey.
* SeriousBusiness: A capella. Very much so. Aubrey in particular takes the whole thing WAY too seriously.
* ShrinkingViolet: Lily.
* SmugSnake: Bumper, in spades.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the original ''BringItOn''. Try to tell me Aubrey's aca-everything is not inspired by that.
* TakeThat: At ''{{Glee}}'', of all things, and delivered by Christopher Mintz-Plasse during the first audition scene.
** Twice, even. During the Riff-Off, one of the categories on the wheel is "Songs Ruined by Glee".
** And of course, the "discovering in the shower" scene, taken waaaay over the top by Chloe.
* 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]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: Most of the Treblemakers are stand-up guys, but Bumper is a complete dick, going as far as to [[spoiler:abandon them before the finals]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: The commentators, John and Gail.
* 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.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cynthia Rose is black and a lesbian.
* UnfortunateNames: Lampshaded.
-->'''Gail''': I remember singing it with my own a capella group.
-->'''John''': What group was that, Gail?
-->'''Gail''': The Minstrel Cycles.
-->'''John''': Well, that's an unfortunate name.
* VocalDissonance: After Chloe gets her nodes removed, she (a former soprano) is able to hit the really low, guttural bass notes, much to everyone's surprise.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Aubrey does this twice.
** Plus the video of the first time.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Aubrey is this; it's played for laughs.
** Not really; her being Miss SeriousBusiness ''is'' played for laughs but revealing it is because of her father is played entirely straight.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Seriously, ''Bumper''?
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[[caption-width-right:200:Prepare to get [[IncrediblyLamePun pitch slapped]].]]
''Pitch Perfect'' is a 2012 musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. The screenplay was written by Kay Cannon, loosely adapted from the book of the same name by Mickey Rapkin. The film stars AnnaKendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Creator/BrittanySnow, Ester Dean, Ben Platt, and Adam [=DeVine=].

The story follows an all-girls a capella group, "The Bellas", who try to beat the reigning a capella group, "Treble Makers". Standoffish Beca Mitchel, would rather be trying her hand at becoming a famous music producer in Los Angeles, but is forced to go to Barden University because her father wants her to have something to fall back on. There, she's introduced to the world of collegiate acapella, by way of an all female group, the previously disgraced Barden Bellas, who are scouting for new members. After initially scoffing at the idea of joining the Bellas, she later decides to audition, and passes the test along with "Fat Amy", Cynthia Rose, Stacie and a host of other colorful characters. Beca also meets Jesse at the campus radio station they both work at, who turns out to be a member of The Treble Makers, the Bellas' rivals. Both of these groups aim for winning the national acapella championship, creating tension and forbidden romance.

Now has a [[Characters/PitchPerfect Character Sheet]] under construction.
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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Whether intentional or not, [[{{Twilight}} Jessica Stanley]] in a group called the ''Bellas'' is hilarious.
** During the riff-off, Cynthia Rose starts off the Songs About Sex section with "S&M", a song that the actress (Ester Dean) wrote.
** Also, the university DJ asking if Beca is going to flight attendant training is funny considering how much time Anna Kendrick has [[UpInTheAir spent in airports.]]
** "So you know German. Well, now I know why you don't like fun things," is funny given that Skylar Astin acted in a [[SpringAwakening musical all about Germans and fun.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Jesse and Benji.
** Beca when she raps.
* AlphaBitch: The first scene shows us that the leaders of the Bellas have to be this way. Also, a male version with Bumper of the Treblemakers, if you count that.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Most people seem to consider the Treblemakers this to the Bellas.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Chloe seems this way toward Beca like the latter is flirting with her. And forcing another girl to sing with you in the shower while both of you are naked is totally not hitting on her, right?
** She also seems to have no problem having a conversation with Beca about just how close they're going to be this year, where their faces are less than four inches apart and then shaking her ass at Beca as she walks away. All of this ''before'' she goes off to start drinking. The term "ambiguous", in this case, might be a touch too generous.
* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Beca claims that Vader is German for father after saying StarWars The Empire Strikes Back was predictable because of that. Vader is actually Dutch for father, not German. Vater means father in German.
* AscendedFanboy: Benji becomes this InUniverse.
* AwesomeAussie: Fat Amy. She claims to have fought a crocodile and a dingo at the same time.
* BechdelTest: This movie passes with flying colors.
** Even subverted: Gail only has conversations with John Smith, her misogynistic co-commentator. She turns out to be the most outspoken feminist in the whole movie.
* {{Beware the Quiet Ones}}: Lily often says disturbing things.
* BigBeautifulWoman / FatGirl: Fat Amy kind of...alternates between these two throughout the film.
* BlueEyes: Beca and Chloe.
* BrainlessBeauty: Stacie has shades of this to go with her ReallyGetsAround nature.
* BrickJoke: The Barden rape whistle given to Beca in the first scene. Comes back when Cynthia Rose, the lesbian Bella, is wrestling with Stacie.
* CasanovaWannabe: Bumper, in between insulting Fat Amy he still hints towards sex.
* CatFight: After Beca leaves the group, this is what happens.
* 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.]]
* ChekhovsLecture: John's comment in the beginning that it's taken so long for all-girl a capella groups to make it is because girls generally have difficulty hitting the bass notes. This stops being a problem for the Bellas after Chloe's surgery.
* ClubStub: The Bellas.
* CollegeRadio: Beca and Jesse work there.
* CombatSadomasochist: One of the older a capella group members is this.
* ControlFreak: Aubrey fits this to a T.
* CoughSnarkCough: Fat Amy does this a few times.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender:
** Actually [[AvertedTrope averted]]. "No Diggity" isn't changed, and "Mickey" doesn't go far enough. Also averted with pretty much every song performed, even "Don't Stop The Music".
** Furthermore, "Pool Mashup" features two love songs about women sung by women. They didn't change the pronouns ''at all''.
* DatingCatwoman: Aubrey considers dating a Treblemaker this, and is firmly against it. [[hottip:*:A deleted scene actually had her admitting her long-buried lust for one.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Beca is this right when we meet her.
* DidTheResearch: Against all odds, vocal fold nodules are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocal_fold_nodule actually presented realistically.]] [[MinorInjuryOverreaction Even Chloe's reaction.]]
** 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.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Jesse to Beca.
* DuetBonding: Chloe sort of forces Beca into this by singing in the shower.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The entire first act showcases Beca's talent at creating mashups and remixes, [[spoiler: which winds up becoming ChekhovsHobby when Aubrey finally recognizes her talents and lets her write the Bellas' arrangement for the finals.]]
* FieryRedhead: Mostly averted: Chloe is very sweet but has no problem attacking people when in a rage.
* FootFocus and ShouldersUpNudity: Done to imply nudity in the women's shower.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Most of Benji's scenes involve some kind of magic trick. Cue "I Got the Magic".
** The previous year's leader of the Bellas makes the unusual note that Chloe's breath smells like eggs all the time. Fitting for a bad enough infection in one's throat.
** Averted with Beca's dismissal of how predictable movies' endings are which seems to be this but ultimately comes to nothing.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Jesse appears to mouth "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck me]]" in shock when Beca [[spoiler:starts to sing "Don't You Forget About Me"]].
* GhostExtras: Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas 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.)
* GoodParents: Beca's dad.
* HappyEnding.
* 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.
* 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 [[{{Hatedom}} some opinions of John Mayer and his music.]]
* LettingHerHairDown: This happens in the last preformance. Towards the ending, Aubrey actually lets her hair down.
* LogoJoke: The standard Universal fanfare is replaced with an a Capella version at the start of the film. This is not the only Universal film to do this. Coincidentally, one of the [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld other]] ones to do this also has Anna Kendrick in it.
* LovableNerd: Benji made his half of the room into a ''Franchise/StarWars'' shrine, loves magic, and is a fawning Treble Makers fan.
* MissingMom: No mention is made of where Beca's mother is, though it's revealed in conversation with her father that her parents are divorced.
* MovieOfTheBook
* MrFanservice: Luke the DJ at one point lifts his shirt up to reveal a ''glorious'' set of abs. Beca seems delighted.
* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Diegetic.
* NiceGuy: Jesse.
** [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Chloe.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Fat Amy. [[spoiler:Turns out her real name is Patricia.]]
--> '''Aubrey''': What's your name?
--> '''Fat Amy''': Fat Amy.
--> '''Aubrey''': You call yourself Fat Amy?
--> '''Fat Amy''': Yeah, so twig bitches like you don't do it behind my back.
** [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance Of course she changed her name. Who would want to be Fat Pat / Fatty Patty?]]]]
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Treblemakers are an a capella version.
* OverlyLongGag: Fat Amy's holding out pitch and then dancing.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Bellas.
* RealityEnsues: Beca tries to spice up the tired routine mid-performance - the audience pick up on her efforts, 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.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Aubrey gives the girls one after an embarrassing performance in front of a fraternity. She gets one herself later.
* RunningGag: Several.
** Aubrey's projectile vomiting.
** Stacie...being [[ReallyGetsAround Stacie]].
* ShirtlessScene: The college station DJ has a lovely moment of this.
* ShoutOut: Barden College has a [[http://100percenthpfan.tumblr.com/post/39372589993/somehow-im-not-surprised-that-pitch-perfect Quidditch club]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Chloe delivers an awesome one to Aubrey.
* SeriousBusiness: A capella. Very much so. Aubrey in particular takes the whole thing WAY too seriously.
* ShrinkingViolet: Lily.
* SmugSnake: Bumper, in spades.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the original ''BringItOn''. Try to tell me Aubrey's aca-everything is not inspired by that.
* TakeThat: At ''{{Glee}}'', of all things, and delivered by Christopher Mintz-Plasse during the first audition scene.
** Twice, even. During the Riff-Off, one of the categories on the wheel is "Songs Ruined by Glee".
** And of course, the "discovering in the shower" scene, taken waaaay over the top by Chloe.
* 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]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: Most of the Treblemakers are stand-up guys, but Bumper is a complete dick, going as far as to [[spoiler:abandon them before the finals]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: The commentators, John and Gail.
* 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.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cynthia Rose is black and a lesbian.
* UnfortunateNames: Lampshaded.
-->'''Gail''': I remember singing it with my own a capella group.
-->'''John''': What group was that, Gail?
-->'''Gail''': The Minstrel Cycles.
-->'''John''': Well, that's an unfortunate name.
* VocalDissonance: After Chloe gets her nodes removed, she (a former soprano) is able to hit the really low, guttural bass notes, much to everyone's surprise.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Aubrey does this twice.
** Plus the video of the first time.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Aubrey is this; it's played for laughs.
** Not really; her being Miss SeriousBusiness ''is'' played for laughs but revealing it is because of her father is played entirely straight.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Seriously, ''Bumper''?
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* TeamHandStack: 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?"

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* 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?"
7th May '13 6:29:02 PM voodoochild
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The story follows an all-girls a capella group, "The Bellas", who try to beat the reigning a capella group, "Treble Makers". Standoffish Beca Mitchel, would rather be trying her hand at becoming a famous music producer in Los Angeles, but is forced to go to Barden University because her father wants her to have something to fall back on. There, she's introduced to the world of collegiate acapella, by way of an all female group, the previously disgraced Barden Bellas, who are scouting for new members. After initially scoffing at the idea of joining the Bellas, she later decides to audition, and passes the test along with "Fat Amy", Cynthia Rose, Stacie and a host of other colorful characters. Beca also meets Jesse at the campus radio station they both work at, who turns out to be a member of The Treble Makers, the Bellas rivals. Both of these groups aim for winning the national acapella championship, creating tension and forbidden romance.

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The story follows an all-girls a capella group, "The Bellas", who try to beat the reigning a capella group, "Treble Makers". Standoffish Beca Mitchel, would rather be trying her hand at becoming a famous music producer in Los Angeles, but is forced to go to Barden University because her father wants her to have something to fall back on. There, she's introduced to the world of collegiate acapella, by way of an all female group, the previously disgraced Barden Bellas, who are scouting for new members. After initially scoffing at the idea of joining the Bellas, she later decides to audition, and passes the test along with "Fat Amy", Cynthia Rose, Stacie and a host of other colorful characters. Beca also meets Jesse at the campus radio station they both work at, who turns out to be a member of The Treble Makers, the Bellas Bellas' rivals. Both of these groups aim for winning the national acapella championship, creating tension and forbidden romance.



** During the riff-off, Cynthia Rose starts off the Songs About Sex section with "SM", a song that the actress (Ester Dean) wrote.

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** During the riff-off, Cynthia Rose starts off the Songs About Sex section with "SM", "S&M", a song that the actress (Ester Dean) wrote.



** Beca when she raps

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** Beca when she rapsraps.



* BrickJoke: The Barden rape whistle given to Beca in the first scene. Comes back when Cynthia-Rose, the lesbian Bella, is wrestling with Stacie.

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* BrickJoke: The Barden rape whistle given to Beca in the first scene. Comes back when Cynthia-Rose, Cynthia Rose, the lesbian Bella, is wrestling with Stacie.



* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Most noticeably in "Hey Mickey" and "No Diggity" in the riff off.

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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Most noticeably in "Hey Mickey" and "No Diggity" in the riff off.



*** Furthermore, "Pool Mashup" features two love songs about women sung by women. They didn't change the pronouns ''at all''.

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*** ** Furthermore, "Pool Mashup" features two love songs about women sung by women. They didn't change the pronouns ''at all''.



* GhostExtras: Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas 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.)

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* GhostExtras: Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas 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.)



* LogoJoke: The standard Universal fanfare is replaced with an a Capella version at the start of the film. This is not theonly Universal film to do this. Coincidently one of the [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld other]] ones to do this also has Anna Kendrick in it.

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* LogoJoke: The standard Universal fanfare is replaced with an a Capella version at the start of the film. This is not theonly the only Universal film to do this. Coincidently Coincidentally, one of the [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld other]] ones to do this also has Anna Kendrick in it.
20th Apr '13 3:03:18 PM TheHappyHeretic
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* MrFanservice: Luke the DJ at one point lifts his shirt up to reveal a ''glorious'' set of abs. Beca seems delighted.
16th Apr '13 4:42:35 AM eleutherios
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* FieryRedhead: Averted, Chloe is very sweet.

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* FieryRedhead: Averted, Mostly averted: Chloe is very sweet.sweet but has no problem attacking people when in a rage.
3rd Apr '13 12:33:31 AM zop
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** "So you know German. Well, now I know why you don't like fun things," is funny given that Skylar Astin acted in a [[SpringAwakening musical all about Germans and fun.]]
25th Mar '13 6:29:47 AM wrenly
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* DawsonCasting: Most of the cast are pushing 30 or close too it..
23rd Mar '13 11:54:35 PM Rien
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*** Furthermore, "Pool Mashup" features two love songs about women sung by women. They didn't change the pronouns ''at all''.
15th Mar '13 7:48:02 PM sosaith
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* AlphaBitch: The first scene shows us that the leaders of the Bellas have to be this way. Also, a male inversion with Bumper of the Treblemakers, if you count that.

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* AlphaBitch: The first scene shows us that the leaders of the Bellas have to be this way. Also, a male inversion version with Bumper of the Treblemakers, if you count that.
6th Mar '13 9:26:46 PM stupidgeekboy
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The story follows an all-girls a capella group, "The Bellas", who try to beat the reigning a capella group, "Treble Makers". Standoffish Beca Mitchel, would rather be trying her hand at becoming a famous music producer in Los Angeles, but is forced to go to Barden University because her father wants her to have something to fall back on. There, she's introduced to the world of collegiate a capella, by way of an all female group, the previously disgraced Barden Bellas, who are scouting for new members. After initially scoffing at the idea of joining the Bellas, she later decides to audition, and passes the test along with "Fat Amy", Cynthia Rose, Stacie and a host of other colorful characters. Beca also meets Jesse at the campus radio station they both work at, who turns out to be a member of The Treble Makers, the Bellas rivals. Both of these groups aim for winning the national a capella championship, creating tension and forbidden romance.

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The story follows an all-girls a capella group, "The Bellas", who try to beat the reigning a capella group, "Treble Makers". Standoffish Beca Mitchel, would rather be trying her hand at becoming a famous music producer in Los Angeles, but is forced to go to Barden University because her father wants her to have something to fall back on. There, she's introduced to the world of collegiate a capella, acapella, by way of an all female group, the previously disgraced Barden Bellas, who are scouting for new members. After initially scoffing at the idea of joining the Bellas, she later decides to audition, and passes the test along with "Fat Amy", Cynthia Rose, Stacie and a host of other colorful characters. Beca also meets Jesse at the campus radio station they both work at, who turns out to be a member of The Treble Makers, the Bellas rivals. Both of these groups aim for winning the national a capella acapella championship, creating tension and forbidden romance.
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