Posted by: greercn | January 12, 2018

Pitch Perfect 3

Do! Re! Mi! Fa! So! La! Ti Do!

Park your brain at the cinema entrance. It will just get in the way if you take it in. Truly it’s best to just relax and enjoy the ride.

Maybe hum a little. Everyone else did.

The Barden Bellas are an a cappella singing group (no instruments but voices, if you’ve never seen “Glee” or “Pitch Perfect”). Graduation has brought gloom to the lives of these young women.

An opportunity arrives allowing the Bellas to reunite in Europe (Yurp) and cheer America’s soldiers as they battle for a prize.

It will help if you know who DJ Khaled is.

An excursion into an old episode of TV’s “Miami Vice” jars the last 30 minutes into a very different movie. That lifted the story at exactly the point at which I was getting a little bored.

I enjoyed it as did my friend. The songs are fun and the enthusiasm here is warming, on a cold day. Everyone at Stratford East Picturehouse enjoyed it and tapped toes and sang along.

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are the stars, but it’s nice to see a movie that’s just so full of women.

Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins provide comic commentary. John Lithgow is meant to be Australian and while he is always entertaining, his accent drifts across several continents.

All three of the “Pitch” movies work best when fun costumes and glorious singing rule the screen.


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