Pitch Perfect

MrMidwest
Broadway Legend
joined:2/8/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 03:57pm
Anyone seeing it this weekend?
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
StockardFan
Broadway Legend
joined:6/19/08
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 04:21pm
I really don't like Clint Eastwood, so not me.
KFTC!!!!!
Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 04:37pm
Stockard...sweetie...put the wine bottle down and check imdb.com

LOL
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MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 04:51pm
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 04:53pm
This is the one where Anna Kendrick sings to a chair, right?
fflagg
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/03
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 06:06pm
Awful film. Screened for months. Do not waste your time and $12-14.00.
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 06:12pm
I was going to see it this morning since for the first day in over a week I was feeling better, but I realized END OF WATCH started and I hadn't seen it yet so obviously I rushed to that. (It was fantastic, by the way)
StockardFan
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joined:6/19/08
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 06:19pm
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I just knew Clint Eastwood's new movie had to do with baseball, so the word "pitch" threw me. I was thinking of pitching a ball. Shows you how much attention I pay to the commercials of movies with Clint Eastwood in them.
KFTC!!!!!
strummergirl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/8/09
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 07:03pm
I mean a movie with Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake as co-stars does not make that far-fetched there would be singing in a movie. And Clint Eastwood did.... whatever he did in PAINT YOUR WAGON.
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/28/12 at 10:14pm
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
xxdrewboy85xx
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/29/12 at 12:31am
A good friend of mine is in this so I'm pretty excited to see it even though I think I'm going to hate it... It will definitely be a 420 event.
strummergirl
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joined:12/8/09
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/29/12 at 12:37am
Its comparisons have it more as Bring it On than Glee if that helps soothe matters, though I've also read it seems to be more Rebel Wilson's movie than Anna Kendrick's.
givesmevoice
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joined:12/2/07
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/29/12 at 01:27am
I feel like a lot of movies will be more Rebel Wilson's movie than anyone else's.
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wickedfan
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joined:12/25/03
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/29/12 at 09:54am
Saw it last night. It's actually pretty fun. It's less a movie about acapella groups and more just a conventional youth movie that uses acapella singing as sort of its gimmick for being unique. It is actually genuinely funny (thanks to Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks) and Anna Kendrick is so damn charismatic. Even with earrings running up and down her ears and heavy eyeliner, she's still more glamour girl than "alternative," though, as they kind of paint her to be. The songs, while autotuned within an inch of their lives, are actually really creative and the audience I was with (a packed 500 seat theatre) ate them up. They even applauded a few times. Is it worth the hype? No, not really. But it is a fun movie and it will probably do very well.
"Sing the words, Patti!!!!" Stephen Sondheim to Patti LuPone.
secondstar2theright
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joined:9/17/12
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/29/12 at 08:43pm
Saw it last night too! I've been excited about this movie for months since Skylar is in it, but kept my expectations low just in case. It was actually a pretty fun movie! Rebel Wilson had the best lines!
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wickedfan
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joined:12/25/03
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/29/12 at 08:59pm
I actually found Astin to be one of the weak links in the cast. He's got a gorgeous voice, but something about his performance didn't work for me. I felt that Anna Kendrick practically devoured him in every scene.
"Sing the words, Patti!!!!" Stephen Sondheim to Patti LuPone.
WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
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joined:5/26/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 9/30/12 at 12:47pm
THIS MOVIE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!

As Martha would say, you'll bust a gut. Genuinely hilarious and perfectly cast. Each character, no matter how little screentime he or she had, was well-drawn.

This is tracking very well, and if keeps it up next week when it goes wide it will join classics like Mean Girls and Clueless.

SPOILER
The scene with the vomiting and the fight afterwards was one of the funniest I've seen all year.
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
secondstar2theright
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joined:9/17/12
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:38am
Re: skylar - it was the first time I've watched him in a movie or tv show where I didn't find him awkward or I wasn't cringing the entire time though.

whizzer- sooooo gross though! and I wonder how the movie did this weekend in terms of grosses...
starstuff makes you what you wanna be! shoop!

strummergirl
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joined:12/8/09
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:45am
For a limited release, it's numbers were pretty great. In 335 theaters it made $5.2 million its opening weekend.
JoeKv99
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joined:12/27/04
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:22pm
I like Stockard's idea! I have a meeting Wednesday to pitch my script for "Trouble with the Perfect Pitch":

"Clint Eastwood stars as a crusty but lovable swing choir coach who comes out of retirement to try to lead his school to one last national championship. But there's trouble between Clint and the popular student teacher (Zac Efron) who clash over the Harold Arlen medley Clint wants to build the performance around. But friction leads to passion between the unlikely pair and they have to keep their blossoming relationship a secret from the gang- and Clint has to learn to sing a new tune to make this May-December romance work"
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
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joined:5/26/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:38pm
Yes, the numbers were terrific for such a limited release, and the cinemascore was an A, so it should have pretty good word of mouth.

I saw four movies this weekend (Looper, Won't Back Down, Pitch Perfect and Hyde Park on Hudson) and Pitch Perfect was by far my favorite and the one I will probably go back to see sometime during the week.
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
AEA AGMA SM
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joined:8/13/09
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/1/12 at 01:50pm
Glad to see it's getting positive notices and good business. I adore Anna Kendrick and am looking forward to see this on my next day off on Sunday.
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WOSQ
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joined:7/18/03
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/1/12 at 03:48pm
As the saying goes and goes, "There are good movies, bad movies and fabulous movies, as in 'Oh, you have to see Pitch Perfect. Its fabulous'"

You cannot measure movies that are meant to be nothing more than merely 'fabulous' by an ordinary yardstick. I knew what I was getting when I walked into the theatre and Pitch Perfect scored in spades.

At the AMC Empire in NY the theatre was full of young women and gay men who comprise the perfect audience for all films fabulous.

"If my life weren't funny, it would just be true. And that would be unacceptable." --Carrie Fisher
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/2/12 at 02:48am
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
secondstar2theright
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joined:9/17/12
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/2/12 at 10:23am
$5.2M that is pretty good!! I'm glad. I hope it continues through this coming weekend when it actually opens.

Re: OST I wish they included Titanium...
starstuff makes you what you wanna be! shoop!

Wynbish
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joined:4/27/12
Pitch Perfect
Posted: 10/8/12 at 01:35pm
I loved it and thought it was funnier than expected. I figured it would be a tame movie with a bit of singing, but it had some great risque-ish humor in it (the girl's lunch meat style boobs).
Anna recreating the Cups performance on Letterman

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