Budding DJ and music producer, Beca, heads off to college with a bad attitude. She reluctantly joins an all-girl a capella group even though it’s not her scene. The Barden Bellas are a little old fashioned, with tired performances. Beca starts to shake things up which, may or may not, enable them to win the finals. Beca also starts a new friendship with Jesse from a rival group, which may or may not, end in a romance. It all depends on whether Beca is going to let herself love and be loved.
I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the whole ‘glee’ thing. But I also have to admit that the arrangements and choreography in this film are actually pretty spectacular, and it is way more entertaining that I thought it would be.
The commentary team at the competitions is played by Banks and Higgins and the timing of their comedy is on the mark. Wilson, of course, is an excellent comedian and her role allowed her to show off her talents.
It could be a family movie, but there are quite a few references to sex, so it depends on how old your kids are. Might be one of those movies for the Christmas stocking this year.