WE’RE BACK, PITCHES.
After a performance that becomes a national disgrace, the Bellas aim for revenge by competing at the World Finals in Copenhagen. The sequel lacks the freshness of the original, but fans will find enough to enjoy here, not least in the joyously silly contests (including an underground riff-off hosted by David Cross). Anna Kendrick’s role as an outsider in the a cappella world has been replaced by Hailee Steinfeld, but the film doesn’t really do anything interesting with that. Very uneven.
2015-U.S. 115 min. Color. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. Cast: Anna Kendrick (Beca Mitchell), Brittany Snow (Chloe Beale), Rebel Wilson (Patricia ”Fat Amy” Hobart), Hailee Steinfeld, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine… Katey Sagal, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins. Cameos: Snoop Dogg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams.
Trivia: Co-produced by Banks. Several Green Bay Packers players appear as themselves. Followed by Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).