When Pitch Perfect opened in theaters in September 2012, it caught lightning in a bottle. Loosely adapted from a true story, it revolved around a motley group of college students who slowly form a bond through their participation in an all-female a capella group.
The low-budget production received a positive critical reception and proved to be quite popular with audiences, earning more than $115 million worldwide. The sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, was an even bigger success, raking in more than $287 million around the world. What accounted for the success?
Both movies shared an irresistible, cheerful spirit in spite of the obstacles faced by the group. These were movies in which female characters were not reliant upon men in order to succeed. Happily, we can anticipate at least one more movie about the Bellas in Pitch Perfect 3, this time following the women in their post-collegiate lives.
Watch the first trailer below.
Trish Sie, known for Step Up All In.
Kay Cannon, who also wrote the first two movies. Before that, she wrote several dozen episodes of TV’s 30 Rock. More recently, she created Girlboss for Netflix.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Ruby Rose, John Lithgow, with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks
“Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.
“After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.”
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks also appeared together in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
December 22, 2017.