Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

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when my husband found out that they were going to be coming out with a pitch perfect 2 movie, i’m pretty sure he set a google word alert for when the trailer was released (not kidding).

he was SO excited and i mean, i liked the first one a lot but i wasn’t running around in circles and clapping when the trailer was released.

however, when i got invited to go to a prescreening of the film, that’s when i started running around and clapping! i love going to the movies but we don’t go very often because we are saving up our dollar bills for the crazy travels we are embarking on this year with ‘the map to dreaming big!’ we fit right in, don’t we?

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despite a large crowd and some chaos about what was going on before the event last night, pitch perfect 2 was excellent! if you loved the first one, you will absolutely love this one! i have been singing this since we left the theater (fast forward to 1:15):

at 2:09 she sings “you’re gonna miss the way i talk…oh, you’re gonna miss me when i’m gone.” all i can hear (and now you will too is) “you’re gonna miss the way i TACO.” i’m looking at you lindsay.

i will say that while i love anna kendrick, her character ‘bella’ was slightly more annoying this time around. she wasn’t as badass as i wanted her to be like she was in the last one. also, her and jesse’s relationship wasn’t really explored and we all know i love relationships so boooo to that. fat amy made up for this in many ways so that helped.

the main emcee’s who were running “the talk a capella podcast” were funny but the guy was super sexist and it was obviously meant to be in a somewhat ironic way with elizabeth banks sometimes calling him out. i didn’t love this piece since the theater was filled with 98% girls between the ages of 10-18 and i was pretty sure the irony was going over there heads.

hearing “and that’s why we shouldn’t let girls go to college” probably sinks in at some unconscious level and i could only hope the girls watching this movie knew it was in there to be ironic. is it weird that i wanted to stop everyone at the doors so we could process this piece of it?

huge bonus points for pitch perfect 2 containing zero scenes of vomit, which made me almost hate the last one solely based on this point so yay! the movie contains a surprising amount of unexpected celebrities (from politicians to football players to news anchors and beyond) so that was fun to see who kept popping up!

all that being said, if you love mash-ups, you love choreographed dancing and hysterical one-liners, lezbihonest that you will love pitch perfect 2. i did stamp it with the approval of “aca-awesome” afterwards.

the icing on the cake might have been the sweet cups we got as some swag so i’m currently practicing my cup routine right now…

pitch perfect 2 reviewjust in case you need to get excited, here’s the trailer to get excited! it comes out on friday, may 15!

1) are you a fan of pitch perfect?
2) can you sing well or dance well? (and can you teach me?!)
3) what’s the last movie you saw in a theater?

thanks to janet wainwright public relations for our complimentary tickets! all reviews, thoughts and opinions are my own because that’s part of being a vocal woman.


  1. Audrey

    May 13, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Dang it. Now I hear “taco” when that part is sung. It’s like Taylor Swift and her Starbucks lovers 😉

    I enjoyed the first Pitch Perfect- it was funny. It’s nice to have some female comedies like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect out there 🙂 Now you have me a little more excited to see the 2nd one! (Although the idea of Bella being MORE annoying is a downer… She’s a little whiny and pities herself in the first one…) Glad you had fun!!
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    • chelsea

      May 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      haha i am SO glad you heard the ‘taco’ now too audrey! it’s there and it cannot be unheard.

      totally agree that it’s so good to have some hilarious female comedies! makes my heart happy. i’ll be curious if you think she’s more annoying in this one…report back 🙂

  2. Amanda

    May 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Boo to the sexism! And that actually makes me sad there’s no vomit. The vomit angel scene from the last one is 50% the reason I love the entire movie. No joke.
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    • chelsea

      May 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      i cannot believe you are serious amanda! i hate vomit like people hate spiders or snakes or flying. i can’t handle it!!!!

  3. Elyse

    May 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I’ll admit, I didn’t read the post because I was afraid of spoilers. I LOVED Pitch Perfect, so I’ve been counting down the days until the second one was announced. I will be seeing it with my husband on Friday. I can’t wait!
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    • chelsea

      May 13, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      haha good for me to know i should point out when i review if there are any spoilers or not, elyse! thanks for that because that never crossed my mind. i think it’s a pretty safe review with more general feelings about (i don’t even reveal the surprise celebrities!) but you are going to love it!!!

      have a fun date night on friday and thanks for your comment 🙂

  4. Kayla

    May 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    TOTALLY A FAN!!! We’re gonna go see it this weekend.
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    • chelsea

      May 14, 2015 at 7:07 am

      yay! you’re gonna LOVE it kayla! i still haven’t stopped singing and pretending i can dance 🙂

  5. Elizabeth T

    May 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Ok so I ‘might’ have run around clapping when I heard there was going to be a sequel….I might even have made my hubby watch the first one in preparation. I pretty much loved Bella in the first one so crossed fingers I don’t find her way too annoying in this one. Also boo for the sexism and for the whole no major relationship thing between bella and jesse (because I love them).
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    • chelsea

      May 14, 2015 at 7:10 am

      haha sounds like you are ready to go, elizabeth! let me know what you think of bella! for some reason she just wasn’t doing for me for most of the movie but somewhat redeemed herself at the end. get ready for some seriously good mash-ups!

  6. Lindsay

    May 14, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Omg she is totally singing a love song to tacos. And I totally get it. CANNOT WAIT to see this!!!
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  7. Diana

    May 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I saw a media screening of the movie last night too! I really enjoyed it and I completely agree about the no vomit thing. I noticed there were a few different jokes that were really funny but went over a bunch of people’s head.
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    • chelsea

      May 14, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      i am glad you agree about that horrid scene from the first movie, diana. i can’t think about it. you are spot on that a lot of jokes went over the younger crowd’s head. at least we knew it was funny 🙂
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  8. Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties

    May 15, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Soooo I never saw the first pitch perfect– now that everyone is talking about this one, it makes me want to go back and watch the original so I know what the heck everyone is raving about! also when you posted that pic of you guys with the big poster on insta it TOTALLY looked like you were IN THE POSTER ha! Took me awhile to figure out what was going on 🙂
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    • chelsea

      May 15, 2015 at 9:53 am

      ohhhh i think you need to go watch the first one, ashley (but don’t watch the beginning scene. ugh). haha i am SO glad you thought i looked like one of the ladies in the poster, that’s exactly what i was going for. winning!

  9. Melissa C

    May 16, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I still really want to see this one. I’m kinda bummed to hear Anna’s character isn’t as B.A.
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    • chelsea

      May 18, 2015 at 8:02 am

      agreed but maybe other’s will feel different! i just wasn’t jiving with her!

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