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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Pitch Perfect Trilogy • Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

“Nothing makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy.”

Time to warm up those vocals, Pitches.

With Pete’s history in collegiate a cappella, it’s a surprise that it took us this long to get to the Pitch Perfect trilogy, but we’re finally here. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we kick off our new series with a discussion about Jason Moore’s 2012 film Pitch Perfect.

How well does Pitch Perfect perfectly capture the world of collegiate a cappella competition?

With Pete’s background in this arena, we have a lot to talk about here. We start by going into Pete’s history in the world of a cappella groups and ICCA competitions. We also talk about silly names of a cappella groups and the mashup style of performance. From there, we talk about this movie and how it gets so much right. The college life. The first few weeks of school with all the tables at the student center. The way students behave. Everything feels authentic.

Once we get to the a cappella groups, they feel authentic as well. It’s clear from the foundational book for Kay Cannon’s script and Moore’s own history that they knew what they were doing. But the actors all feel perfect for the film as well, and they all sing like pros.

It’s a fun film that’s easy to love, and a great start to this series. Check it out then tune in! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins.

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