YMMV: Pitch Perfect

  • Actor Shipping: In addition to Beca and Chloe, Anna and Brittany are also shipped together. It doesn't help that they tend to flirt with each other during interviews.
    • Inverted with Jesse and Aubrey who are paired because their actors are dating.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Aubrey: Uptight bitch mired in tradition who won't accept new ideas or an overzealous Team Mom who just wants the Bellas to do well and just has trouble letting go of tradition?
    • She sees losing the finals the previous year as her fault. In order to redeem herself and the Bellas they need to win, right? So she insists that they continue to do the previous year's show and choreography because that's what got them to the finals last time.
    • Jesse, Dogged Nice Guy or a dude who fails to grasp the concept of boundaries, insinuating himself into situations that don't require his input and only ends up with Beca in the end because he's the Designated Hero?
    • Beca, cool, sassy rebel or rude, whiny, and self-centered?
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The scenes featuring the commentators, but Tropes Are Not Bad as their scenes are arguably one of the more funny in the film.
    • Just what, exactly, was the purpose of that fight scene at Regionals, other than to feature some extremely awkward masochism.
  • Black Sheep Hit: "Cups" turned out to be an insanely popular song months after the movie was released due to people posting videos themselves copying the scene. It became so popular that a longer version was produced and sent to radio, and despite being barely over 2 minutes long, it's turned into a big hit.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Lilly getting knocked over into Aubry's puke puddle? Gross, sad, but strangely amusing. Lilly suddenly moving her arms and legs in it like she's making a snow angel? Disturbing yet hilarious.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Riff-Off, as well as the Trebles and Bellas finals. "Cups" also ended up being this as well, see above.
  • Cult Classic: Did moderately well in it's original release, but has really thrived posthumously, as it's now a staple of girls-night-out screenings and Drafthouse sing-alongs.
  • Ear Worm: All of them.
    • Special note goes to "Cups" (a cover of "You're Gonna Miss Me when I'm Gone" by Lulu and the Lampshades accompanied by percussion beats from a Solo cup). It's pretty much impossible to go on YouTube without tripping over a new cover these days. Even Anna Kendrick ended up making fun of it.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Fat Amy, far and away.
  • Fanon: Chloe's year is never mentioned in the movie. She could be anyway from Sophomore to Senior, but in most fanfiction she's a senior like Aubrey.
    • It's most likely that she's a senior since the leader in the beginning leaves the group to both her and Aubrey, and Chloe is nowhere to be seen at the end scene that takes place the next school year.
    • Most fics peg Aubrey as either a pre-Law student or an Economics/Business-related one.
    • The guy that Chloe was in the shower with has been named Tom by the fans, even though his name was never mentioned in the movie.
    • A lot of stories have been making Beca and Stacie best friends recently despite their interaction in the film being minimal.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Beca/Chloe has been this since the trailer came out. Keep in mind that neither character's names were even mentioned in the trailer (Bechloe Yay!).
    • Recently Stacie and Aubrey have developed a fandom.
    • And Beca and Aubrey.
    • Basically some form of Les Yay Bella-cest (because, hey, if the Trebles are off limits).
    • Lily and Donald, fuelled by the scene where Donald calls her 'adorable' when he hears her beatboxing.
    • Stacie and Donald too due to some brief interactions.
  • Fridge Horror: Fat Amy calling Chloe a "twig" and then "pretty skinny". The response is, because the shot must be her face and no other, a reluctant smile.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: All of shots at Glee since Skylar Astin has joined the cast of the show.
    • Remember when Anna Camp was the horrible singing competition judge on it? (No, nobody else does really, either.)
    • John Michael Higgins (the male commentator) also starred in a season one episode of Glee, as a man "addicted" to musical theatre.
    • The fact that Kelley Jakle (Jessica) and Adam DeVine (Bumper) were dating before shooting began.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Entirely Averted. Cynthia Rose and a couple of the other minor Bellas are played by actresses who are average sized women that might well get tagged with this trope in other movies. Nothing about their size is ever mentioned here.
    • Actually, the first time the new Bellas line up sings in a competition, John and Gail make a snide comment about the line up being more "diverse" this year, in comparison to the last year's team who were all about the same size.
    • With Fat Amy who is played by a legitimately big woman, it's only ever Fat Amy who talks about her size and even in that she is very firmly of the opinion that her weight/size is positive thing.
    • And the guys at the frat party imply they're just as put off by the new girls' physical appearances as with the off-key singing.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Aubrey. Beca occasionally too
  • LGBT Fanbase: Quite the large lesbian following, not surprising for its mostly female cast and girl-power message, an actual canon lesbian character and Chloe's rather un-ambiguous fondness for Beca (and some other Bellas as well).
  • Les Yay: Chloe and Beca in the shower and in general. Chloe seems like she's at least a bit attracted to Beca.
    • Beca doesn't seem particularly not-attracted to Chloe herself.
    • Some between Cynthia Rose and Stacie.
    • Chloe and Stacie, too.
    • Beca confessing making her female cousin touch tongues with her, and Chloe's approving and slightly impressed reaction in the deleted confessions. Yep, neither of those are even a bit bi, definitely not.
    • See also: Chloe and Beca singing the leads on "Just The Way You Are/Just A Dream", both songs about women, while facing each other.
      • Or is it Beca and Aubrey facing each other? Then Aubrey forces her way into singing, too... has someone got a toner for Beca?
    • The film follows a group of women. As one of them points out, there will be some.
  • Moe Moe: Chloe and Benji.
  • Nausea Fuel: Lilly making a...puke angel in Aubrey's vomit.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor / Token Romance: While not taking up an excessive amount of screen time, Beca and Jesse's romantic subplot adds little to the film and seems somewhat obligatory. Beca's growing to accept that she likes being a Bella could easily have been character growth enough.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Much more canon than simple Alternate Character Interpretation is Jesse being a self-righteous prick who, self-righteously, believes he has some right to barge into Beca's personal life, despite the fact she prefers to be closed off to everyone, and that he has some sort of Chosen One divine duty to drag her out of herself and get all involved when she doesn't really know him and it's none of his business. He only gets her because he's the Designated Hero.
  • The Scrappy: Bumper, because he's an unrepentant Jerkass and a Karma Houdini.
    • Ethnic Scrappy: Kimmy Jin, for being a bitch to Beca for no real reason.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Many Beca/Chloe stories will pair Jesse and Aubrey (Although their actors are dating in real life) or Aubrey and Benji or Aubrey and Stacie.
  • Signature Scene:
    • Aubrey's very first pukage.
    • Beca and Chloe's duet in the shower.
    • Beca singing Cups in the auditions.
    • The Training Montage in tune of "Starships".
    • Lilly making a puke angel in Aubrey's vomit.
    • The Crowning Music of Awesome finale.
  • Tear Jerker: This bit:
    Aubrey: I am my father's daughter. (voice breaks) And he always said, "If at first you don't succeed...pack your bags."
  • The Woobie: Benji until the very end, when he finally gets to perform for his audience.