Anna Kendrick can sing, but bad lip-syncing doesn’t do her, nor anyone else, any favors. The soundtrack, featuring years-old hits like Jessie J’s “Price Tag” and Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” (already featured on “Glee”), is forgettable at best. The most interesting musical performance, a “songs about sex” medley featuring Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” is out of place within the confines of a PG-13 comedy starring a mostly Caucasian cast. Nonetheless, the pic will do well with teenagers because of a strong advertising campaign and will pull in other viewers with false promises of clever comedy and an appealing musical bent. See the film for Rebel Wilson’s performance, if you must, but be prepared for an avalanche of vomit gags and eye-rolling “aca” wordplay. Aca-awesome! Better yet, stay home and watch “The Breakfast Club.”
Rating: ★★ out of ★★★★★ (Not So Good)
Full review: Pitch Perfect
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