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The Buzz: 

     Beca (Anna Kendrick) is a college not-so-rebel with a love of music and designs to move to LA to be a big producer, but her father (a professor) insists she must give college one good year before he'll consider sending her out to try her hand at her dream. After getting roped into the local all female A Cappella group they struggle to beat their rivals at the national championships.

 

 

Life of the Party:

     This movie is actually pretty damn funny. It's not roll out of your chair funny, but the writing is witty and clever throughout with great timing by the star studded cast. Plus, if you can manage to hear Lily's lines… there's some darkness there. As I said, this film has a pretty impressive cast and even some great cameos that had me smiling and even at one point yelling "EEEEAAAAAGLLLLLEEEE!" through my parent's house where I was watching this. 

 

     Now, this movie is one part romantic comedy and one part musical. They don't bust in to song to have conversations or anything, but there's a LOT of music and singing in this. I happen to be a bit of a music lover and have found myself on stage performing music of all kinds throughout my life. So even if I don't enjoy all of the songs in this (though there are quite a few good ones), it still hits home when a movie is all about performing and arranging for an audience. I say this to caveat that I may have a personal bias, but I was really entertained by this film. The comedy really glued it all together, but even the music and choreography I could largely get into and drew me in to the overall story. Plus you have Anna Kendrick in the lead; who just continues to deliver honest and heartwarming performances and make me love her.

 

A good chick flick musical? You mad bro?

 

Potential Hangovers:

 

     The plot follows a very rigid Hollywood formula. This is basically Bring It On in terms of rise and falls, character profiles, etc. So while watching it you can largely predict where things are going, when songs are going to happen, etc. I will say, however, that even with that being the case it's the way they handled the minute to minute details and dialogue that made it all worth watching. Also, if you don't like modern pop music AT ALL, this may annoy you a lot. Though, there are quite a few 80's and 90's throwbacks which I think were the best parts. 

 

Fat people always gotta be laying down on the job...

 

 

The Vibe: Date Night - Ladies Night

 

     I watched this alone (sort of…), but in order to maintain my man card I'll say that I watched it because I pretty lady I know recommended I watch and review it. That being said I can see this being one of those films that girls are going to want to sit around and watch or ask their boyfriends to watch with them. Most men aren't going to be all "OMG LET'S WATCH PITCH PERFECT!", but it is a funny and entertaining enough film that if you are asked to watch it you should just be like "Yeah! That sounds good!". Women will get into the female leads and music while men can get into some of the absurd comedy and cleavage abounds. All-in-all I'd say in terms of Hollywood cookie-cutter date flicks, this is the cream of the crop.

 

Plus/Minus:

 

+ Funny. Legitimately funny.

+ Anna Kendrick

+ Decent music mixes

+ All-star cast

- Cliche plot progression

- Not all the music will be for everyone.

 

 

Drinking Games:

 

- Drink every time Kimmy-Jin is a bitch

- Drink every time Fat Amy touches her stomach

- Drink whenever Beca has headphones on.

- Drink twice whenever you see "The Breakfast Club" or a reference to.

- HARDCORE MODE!: Drink every time someone puts "a ca" in front of something. 

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Tanked Matinee is the place to go for good drinking movies. What do we mean by that? Simply speaking, we evaluate and recommend entertainment media based on how much fun it is to watch with friends on the sofa and a cold beer in hand.

Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

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