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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

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Elizabeth Banks

Writers:

Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Hailee Steinfeld ... Emily
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Adam Devine ... Bumper (as Adam DeVine)
Katey Sagal ... Katherine
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Ben Platt ... Benji
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Chrissie Fit ... Flo
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Kommissar (as Birgitte Hjort-Sørensen)
Flula Borg ... Pieter Krämer
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Storyline

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams once again. Written by Chris Greenleaf

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Taglines:

We're Back, Pitches

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kelley Jakle (Jessica) and Allie Feder (Das Sound Machine member) were teammates on their a cappella team at USC. See more »

Goofs

The boat that Fat Amy is "rowing" across the pond is obviously stationary and fixed in place. Her rowing motions have no effect on the boat. See more »

Quotes

Beca: Your sweat smells like cinnamon.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there is a sequence showing Bumper performing "All of Me" on "The Voice". All four mentors spin their chairs and Bumper ultimately chooses Christina Aguilera, a selection she soon regrets. See more »

Connections

References The Wiggles Movie (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Dream
Written by Peter Thomas (as Peter Thomas Walsh), Betty Who (as Jessica Newham)
Performed by Betty Who
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Misunderstood and actually brilliant!
9 September 2015 | by Chris0184See all my reviews

Let me lay my cards out there straightaway. I'm a 31 year old bloke, married with two kids, who loves films and music.

And I love this film.

I Ioved the first film, and this one builds on it. But you have to appreciate that the film is based around college. For anyone that's actually been to college they should have experienced parties/people/incidents replicated in this film. I don't really understand why people show so much disdain for the 'childish' humour!

That aside...

Hats off to Elizabeth Banks for her directorial debut, you'd never know there was any change from the first film. And her inserts with John Michael Higgins are excellent, if you take them at face value for exactly what they are intended to be; humour! And pretty sexist, misogynistic humour!

Anna Kendrick is, as always, stunning (yes, the wife knows!) and simply brilliant. Shows just how much of an actress she is having improvised almost half her lines and proves once again that she can actually sing (albeit that the singing is not on set and pre-recorded).

The rest of the cast is brilliant and it's nice to see a little more of Esther Dean actually singing/rapping rather than her usual producing.

Hailee Steinfeld has stepped in seamlessly. I don't think we saw enough of Rebel Wilson though, reckon there'll be a few deleted scenes that didn't make it.

Good to see a lot of humour applied to the Ashley/Jessica situation (unless you know the film you won't get this).

The final song was actually very good. Maybe not as unexpected as the first film but brilliant with an original start and an excellent surprise at the end that I think added a very personal and moving touch.

It will be a shame if the franchise is over!


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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,216,890, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$184,296,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,144,079
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