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* SchoolOfNoStudying:
** Apparently the only reason to go to college is to make friends and have activities. This is the lesson Beca's father, a Barden University teacher, tries to instill in her.
** When the Bellas get in the finals Aubrey insists that they skip all classes so they can spend all their time rehearsing.
** 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.



* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow:
** Apparently the only reason to go to college is to make friends and have activities. This is the lesson Beca's father, a Barden University teacher, tries to instill in her.
** When the Bellas get in the finals Aubrey insists that they skip all classes so they can spend all their time rehearsing.
** 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.

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** In a FreezeFrameBonus during the Riff-Off, after a singer from another group tries to join in and gets her team disqualified, she appears to take it in stride.

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* AppealToFamilialWisdom: Aubry quotes her father a few times, implying he's a strict taskmaster. "Like my dad says, 'If you're not here to win, get the hell out of Kuwait.'"


* 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'' 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.]]German]], and it's pronounced almost identically to the English word.


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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: That burrito sure could handle wind resistance.

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** In the middle of an argument with The Bellas over Aubrey being controlling and Becca having a better influence over them, Aubrey yells to them that she can lose control, making it sound like an innuendo...and vomits profusely around The Bellas.
--->'''Aubrey:''' I can let go! This time, I'm not gonna choke it down!
--->'''Cynthia Rose:''' (muttered, confused) Mmmh?


** The first hint that Aubrey will loosen up is when she gives sincere loud applause to Benji's audition. For all her control freak tendencies, she can appreciate good singing.



* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The audition scene.

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The Subverted with the audition scene.scene. While a few people choke, like the girl who cries while singing, and Aubrey covers her ears when Fat Amy hits the high notes, everyone performs well, and their voices harmonize well into the montage. By the end, most of the people shown are inducted into the Bellas or Treblemakers.

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* HotGuyUglyWife: Bumper and Fat Amy, in a rare gender-inversion.


Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=pitch-perfect-2


''Pitch Perfect'' is a 2012 musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. The screenplay was written by Kay Cannon, loosely adapted from the nonfiction book of the same name by Mickey Rapkin. The film stars Creator/AnnaKendrick, Creator/RebelWilson, Skylar Astin, Creator/AnnaCamp, Creator/BrittanySnow, Creator/AdamDevine and Ben Platt.

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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 nonfiction book of the same name by Mickey Rapkin. The film stars Creator/AnnaKendrick, Creator/RebelWilson, Skylar Astin, Creator/SkylarAstin, Creator/AnnaCamp, Creator/BrittanySnow, Creator/AdamDevine and Ben Platt.

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** In the third installment, it's revealed that Lilly's place of birth is Area51.

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** John and Gail's show if self-described as "the world's premiere downloadable a cappella podcast."
Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=pitch-perfect-2

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* CliqueTour: Played with. The usual Clique Tour speech only highlights the four different a cappella groups on campus: the Bellas, TheRival Treblemakers, TheStoner High Notes, and the Harmonics (they sing a lot of Music/{{Madonna}}). The rest of the campus social life is {{handwave}}d away as unimportant by Benji, who describes the Treblemakers as the coolest group, "[[OverlyNarrowSuperlative short of jocks, cheerleaders, or actual cool people]]."


** Benji becomes this InUniverse.

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** Benji becomes this InUniverse.InUniverse when he finally joins the Treblemakers.



* BreakTheHaughty:
** The movie is a long one for Aubrey, after she throws up during the Bella's performance, and when she and Chloe try to recruit new Bellas. The Bellas were so snobbish the previous year that one girl refuses because she was told her breasts were too flat, and they have to recruit a crowd of women who are different races and body types. Eventually, Aubrey has to admit that her way of leadership isn't working.
** Beca also goes through this, having to shed her snobbery about friendship and college to find her place [[spoiler:and how to work in a team]].



** Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas (Jessica and Ashley) that it's like they haven't been there all 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]]), 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.

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** Seven women on the poster, but there are ten Bellas. Lampshaded when Aubrey tells two Bellas (Jessica and Ashley) that it's like they haven't been there all year.year, and they get offended. (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]]), 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.



* GracefulLoser: After crying in his dorm room about the Treblemakers not accepting him, Benji remains their supporter and even volunteers at Regionals, even running after Beca when she quits the Bellas and walks off upset. This allows him to qualify the Bellas by reporting that the Footnotes have a high school student as their lead.



* HollywoodToneDeaf: Downplayed; in the auditions for the first film, the Bellas and Treblemakers cringe when Stacie sings but she's actually not bad, just overacting and exaggerating so that her intonation is slightly off.

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* HollywoodToneDeaf: Downplayed; in the auditions for the first film, the Bellas and Treblemakers cringe when Stacie sings but she's actually not bad, just overacting and exaggerating so that her intonation is slightly off. When she joins the Bellas proper, her singing sounds normal.



* ItsAllAboutMe:
** Aubrey spends the whole movie trying to make up for her terrible sin of throwing up at finals the previous year, to the point where she even insults ''Chloe'', the Bella who's stuck with her through and through to the end, of sounding terrible when Chloe is in danger of losing her voice.
** Ironically, she may have a point when she accuses Beca of sabotaging her on purpose at Regionals. She says that Beca can't go off-script and make it the "Beca" show, even though Beca says she only did it because the crowd was getting bored. None of the other Bellas back Beca up because, as Fat Amy gently puts it, Beca's improvisation was cool but also threw the other girls off their rhythm.



** Bumper is nasty to Benji, but is right that Benji's first impression was a bit creepy. Benji means well, but you have to have some etiquette when meeting your heroes.

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** Bumper is nasty to Benji, but is right that Benji's first impression was a bit creepy. Benji means well, but you have to have some etiquette when meeting your heroes. Likewise, at the auditions, Bumper nastily tells Aubrey and Chloe that they aren't going to get far doing the same old Bella shtick and they need something new. He's completely right.



** Beca's going off-script during one of the competitions makes sense, given that the routine is dull and Aubrey needs to be taken down a peg. However, Aubrey is right in pointing out that she (Beca) had not only sabotaged her (Aubrey), but the rest of the Barden Bellas as well (many of whom take a cappella seriously, and have not wronged Beca in the slightest).

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** Beca's going off-script during one of the competitions makes sense, given that the routine is dull and Aubrey needs to be taken down a peg. However, Aubrey is right in pointing out that she (Beca) had not only sabotaged her (Aubrey), (Aubrey) even if by accident, but the rest of the Barden Bellas as well (many of whom take a cappella seriously, and have not wronged Beca in the slightest).slightest).



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Aubrey leans toward this concept.

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Aubrey leans toward this concept. Instead it ends up tearing the Bellas apart and causing her to StressVomit again during an intense rehearsal.


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* PetTheDog: While still in ControlFreak mode, Aubrey gives loud applause to Benji's audition despite that he's singing to join the Treblemakers. Chloe also joins in, as does the rest of the room except Bumper.

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* HollywoodToneDeaf: Downplayed; in the auditions for the first film, the Bellas and Treblemakers cringe when Stacie sings but she's actually not bad, just overacting and exaggerating so that her intonation is slightly off.


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** Bumper is nasty to Benji, but is right that Benji's first impression was a bit creepy. Benji means well, but you have to have some etiquette when meeting your heroes.
** Beca herself tells off Aubrey for humiliating the girls busted for sleeping with Treblemakers, and tells Aubrey that it's none of her business and inappropriate to assume that Beca has the hots for Jesse. Aubrey in turn tells off Beca for undermining her authority. They're both right.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Becca's dad. He makes her go to college because she gets tuition remission due to him teaching there, but compromises on learning that she's blowing off all her classes: she joins one club, and if she still hates college then he'll help her move to Los Angeles. [[spoiler:He only rescinds that after she gets arrested, because he assesses correctly that she's out of control]].

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** One of the people that send the Bellas threats in the second movie is apparently [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts Justice]] Sotomayor.

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