Pitch Perfect 3: What You Need to Know
Three years after winning the world championships in Pitch Perfect 2, the superstar acapella Bellas are washed up in jobs that they all hate. The group of awesome nerds get the chance to reunite for a US tour and encore with some questionable decisions for one last time.
After debuting in cinemas in December, Pitch Perfect 3 drops on DVD and Blu-Ray in store on April 23rd (you can pre-order it here). Here’s what you need to know…
Who’s in it?
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Ruby Rose, Kelley Jakle, Hana Mae Lee and DJ Khaled (as himself).
And Who’s Directing?
Trish Sie, whose previous credits include directing the film Step Up: All In and OK Go’s innovative, viral music videos. Pitch Perfect, here we go again:
What’s the Plot?
We begin with Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) as she crashes through the ceiling of a yacht to Britney Spears’ Toxic and sprays the audience with a fire extinguisher. Cut to three weeks earlier:
The sharp-tongued commentary duo John (John Michael Higgins) and Gail (Elizabeth Banks) are making a music documentary about the Bellas, following Beca (Anna Kendrick) who now works as a music producer for the rapper Pimp-Lo. Frustrated at John and Gail’s sarcastic commentary and her lack of musical recognition, Becca quits her job and returns to the room she shares with Fat Amy.
The Bellas reunite to watch Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) perform with a group of singers, leading to the disappointing realisation that the young ‘Legacy Bella’ has invited the washed-up Bella’s to watch her perform instead of inviting the group to sing. The Bellas commiserate that there are no job prospects for making music. Aubry (Anna Camp) mentions that there is a competition they can win to open for DJ Khaled and recall their former glory together.
And off we go...
Does it Deliver:
Pitch Perfect Three is about female friendship enduring the temptation of fame and fortune. The Bellas bond glues some seemingly random elements of the film together: an acapella competition cloaked under espionage, staged on a whistle-stop tour of Europe, featuring DJ Khaled playing DJ Khaled, but this only seems to highlight the film's heart. Music is secondary to the bond of friendship. With all the cast indicating, it’ll be three films and no more, it looks like this is the last we’ll see of the Bellas. We’ll miss them.