Pitch Perfect is a hilarious new comedy that features a collegiate a cappella group, The Barden Bellas. After a devastating loss at the ICCA Nationals, the girls are determined to form a winning group this year. The main character, Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), is a reluctant college student with a passion for modern vocal arrangements and a need for involvement. She, along with Aubrey (Anna Camp), the group leader, and Chloe (Brittany Snow), and a few other outcast women including the homosexual Cynthia-Rose (Ester Dean), sex maniac Stacie Conrad (Alexis Knapp), inaudible Lilly Onakuramara (Hana Mae Lee) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) comprise the Bellas. Their rival, the Treblemakers, are determined to trounce the Bellas at Nationals. Beca finds herself torn between the girls, who reject her vocal arrangements for Nationals, and her new-found crush Jesse (Skylar Astin), who sings for the Treblemakers and appreciates her originality. Who will prevail and bring home the trophy?
The soundtrack of the film includes a number of outstanding performances arranged by active a cappella musicians. The highlight of the soundtrack is the Bellas’ arrangement of Don’t You (Forget About Me) of Breakfast Club fame. Other titles on the soundtrack include the following original arrangements:
Don’t Stop the Music The Treblemakers
Let It Whip The Treblemakers
Since U Been Gone Ester Dean and Skylar Astin
Cups Anna Kendrick
Riff Off: Ladies of the ’80s (Mickey/Like a Virgin/Hit Me with Your Best Shot), Songs About Sex (S&M/Let’s Talk About Sex/I’ll Make Love to You/Feels Like the First Time/No Diggity)
The Barden Bellas, The Treblemakers, and the BU Harmonics
Bellas Regionals: The Sign/Eternal Flame/Turn the Beat Around The Barden Bellas
Right Round The Treblemakers (feat. My Name Is Kay)
Pool Mashup: Just the Way You Are (Amazing)/Just a Dream The Barden Bellas
Party in the U.S.A. The Barden Bellas
Trebles Finals: Bright Lights Bigger City/Magic The Treblemakers
Bellas Finals: Price Tag/Don’t You (Forget About Me)/Give Me Everything/Just the Way You Are/Party in the U.S.A./Turn the Beat Around The Barden Bellas
Toner (Instrumental Suite) Composed and Produced by Christophe Beck and Mark Kilian
Check out the official trailer below!