Do you know those moments in your life when you realize how much time has passed? Review the first Perfect did it for me recently, because it’s only now that I realized this movie was released in 2012. Ten years ago. I was in first year high school.
I don’t even think I saw Perfect in the theater when it came out mainly because it was a dormant hit and wasn’t heavily marketed so I was one of the many who ended up seeing it once it started to appear on television shortly thereafter. Instantly it became one of my favorite movies to watch over and over. After watching for the umpteenth time, I began to put together the serious thoughts on this film that I knew I had to share.
Anna Kendrick was the perfect choice to lead Pitch Perfect
I mean, can you imagine anyone else playing Beca? While I love the whole Perfect cast, and Anna Kendrick had been in a few movies before, like her small role in the Dusk casting, or her acclaimed role in In the air, but Perfect It’s what made her a household name for Beca’s brash attitude, killer beats, and secret heart of gold hidden beneath everything else.
I can say with pleasure that I became a fan of Anna Kendrick after Perfect, and watched her in many of her movies and TV shows, including the HBO Max Original Series, Love life, where she starred in season 1. In each role, she really embodies the character, but there’s just something about Beca in Perfect It’s important to me.
This movie is definitely a bit dated now
Still, Perfect came out in 2012. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s serious – which means some of the jokes are a bit dated.
I mean, from “Lesbi-Honest” to using Cynthia as the token lesbian of the group (grabbing Stacey’s tits), there are definitely moments that make me cringe a bit rather than laugh. Plus, the amount of big jokes for Rebel Wilson’s character, Patricia, otherwise known as “Fat Amy,” was a little tasteless back then, and even more so now.
That being said, I’m so glad this movie made Rebel Wilson a star.
Even if some comedies of Perfect is a bit dated these days, I’m so glad that due to the inclusion of Wilson’s character, we got to see her more afterwards. While some of the jokes would be deemed inappropriate these days, there’s no denying that Rebel Wilson is still so funny in the way she delivers them.
Honestly, good for her to have seen her career explode after this movie. She’s such a funny actress who deserves bigger roles, and I’m so happy to see her take lead roles in movies like Secondary year on Netflix, and even the Oscar-winning movie, Jojo Rabbit. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
This Song “Cups” Seriously Changed a Generation
True story: There’s a legit YouTube video of me singing that damn cup song with my friends at a birthday party. Don’t look, it’s embarrassing because hellbut that just shows you how much this scene from Perfect was to a shy girl like me, which encouraged me to openly take to the internet to perform it.
Although there are many great songs in Perfect – which we’ll get to in a second,”The Cup Song“that Beca sang for her audition for the Barden Bellas really made almost everyone across the country grab a red plastic cup and learn to play it. It was a revolution in cup music, if you want – and honestly, I wish I could go back to those days. Life seemed a lot simpler.
Why was this strange sexual tension between Chloe and Beca never brought up?
See, I to like Brittany snow. I’ve seen her in so many of her film and television roles. I even watched it in A24’s latest horror movie, X. And I really loved him in Perfect. But isn’t anyone going to address that weird sexual tension that Beca and Snow’s character, Chloe, seemed to have? Especially in that shower scene?
Seriously. Even throughout the series of three Perfect movies, there have been so many clues that these two are into each other and yet nothing ever happened and I’m still so upset. They had a strange sexual tension in the first film – and it only continued in the following films. Now this would have been a love story.
I love this “Don’t forget me” moment so much
I am fan of The breakfast club as much as anyone else. I followed The breakfast club cast for many years and watched so much of what they did. So you can say I was very excited for this moment at the end of Perfect when Beca sings “Don’t You Forget About Me” for Jesse (Skylar Astin) with the Barden Bellas during the finale.
It’s not just because I’m a fan of the original movie and song. It really shows great character development for Beca, who is learning to appreciate other people’s tastes and interests and incorporate them into her own music and lifestyle, including that of her love interest. And when she raises her fist at him? Ugh, such a great time.
The whole soundtrack was fantastically well done
I’m very serious when I say I don’t think I listened to the original”Party in the United Statesover the past ten years. Maybe at parties. Who knows?
The soundtrack of Perfect is simply fantastic. I don’t know who did the mixing for this, but every song and remix slaps, from “The riff off» in the final and «Right circle“, each cover is done so expertly and it makes me want to dance every time I listen to these songs. Of course, we have already talked about “The Cup Song”. An icon, a legend – it was the moment.
They really didn’t need to do a sequel – but I’m glad they did
I’m not the biggest fan of movie sequels unless they’ve already been planned as franchises – for example, the Harry Potter movies was always intended to have sequels as it was based on an entire book series. Perfect wasn’t like that, and I could have been very happy with how it ended if I never got a sequel.
He does not have need a sequel, but part of me is really glad they did the first one. I actually enjoyed watching their stories continue from the original movie through their senior years of college, seeing them grow through life. I enjoyed watching Beca’s stage, and the addition of the hilarious Keegan-Michael Key at the casting. It was a well-written sequel to the characters we loved, and the stakes were raised, with global competition this time.
I still think nothing can quite beat the first, but the second Perfect is an excellent continuation of the first movie, although it doesn’t necessarily require a sequel.
Stay away from the third movie, though. I prefer not to talk about this one. Let’s pretend it didn’t happen.
Perfect was a defining musical for many women my age, and I can’t tell you how many times I revisited that silly movie just so I could smile, laugh, and dance.
It’s one of the few movies that my mom and I always sit down and make sure to watch together when it appears on TV, and for that I’ll always be grateful – we can practically quote the movie by heart now. With a apparent Perfect TV show under construction, who knows? It may not be long before you hear sick a capella rhythms again.
It’s truly become one of my favorite movies – and if for some reason you’ve never seen it before, be sure to check it out.
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