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Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

USA 2015 - mit Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow ...

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Originaltitel:Pitch Perfect 2
Genre:Comedy, Music movie
Regie:Elizabeth Banks
Produktionsland:USA 2015
Laufzeit:Approx. 105 min.
FSK:From 6 years
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Three years have passed since the great Bellas triumph. And they are still among the best a-capella groups in the country and are even allowed to perform before the American president. But this performance becomes a catastrophe and the group around Beca (Anna Kendrick), Cloe (Brittany Snow) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is disqualified. In their last year at Barden University, of all years, they are not allowed to defend their title in the national championship once again. A catastrophe from which there seems to be only one way out: the Bellas must win at the World Championship of A Capella in Copenhagen and thus rehabilitate their reputation. But international competition is fierce. Especially the group Das Sound Machine from Germany, led by the impressively good and arrogant commissioner (Brigitte Hjort Sørensen), makes a victory unlikely. But despite many setbacks the Bellas do not give up. Together with the talented freshman Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), they face the great challenge. But Beca, of all people, doesn't seem to be there with all her heart anymore. Has she actually already finished with the Bellas?

After the comedy "Pitch Perfect" almost three years ago was able to record ten times the amount of her quite small 17 million dollar budget worldwide, a continuation of the surprise hit was quickly decided. While Kay Cannon again wrote the script, Jason Moore made room on the director's chair for the second part for Elizabeth Banks, who is now not only allowed to appear here as a supporting actress, but also make her feature film debut as a filmmaker. She also managed something rather unusual for Hollywood: she staged a sequel that is better in almost every respect than its predecessor. "Pitch Perfect 2" has a lot more bite and more tempo than the first movie. The songs are at least as good and most gags hit the mark. There are also here again some unnecessary tastelessness and flat tastes. But fortunately it never gets as unbearably embarrassing as the puke angel from part 1 here.

Negativ is the terrible accent with which the German A-capella group has to sing. The fact that they know the most complicated English words and that they also speak them off flawlessly at an extremely fast tempo, but are simply unable to pronounce the "th" correctly, is just as stupid a cliché as their outfits, which are reminiscent of a mixture of Kraftwerk and Rammstein. You could really get upset about that now, not least because the great vocal numbers of Das Sound Maschine are ruined by it. But since everyone gets their fat off in the film - and especially the Americans - this very worn out cliché can be forgiven.

It's pleasing that the humor is politically rather incorrect. Especially what Gail and the extremely sexist John, the two already known commentators from part 1, say about themselves, is sometimes really evil, so that the movie can be seen as a satire in its best moments. In addition there is a good portion of slapstick, a few coarser moments and of course the excellently arranged vocal numbers. The charming actresses, who also prove a lot of self-mockery and a few nice running gags additionally help to make "Pitch Perfect 2" a great movie experience. Clearly: whoever liked part 1 will love the sequel. A musical comedy of the biting kind, which only seldom really gets into the sound. For this and for the unique opportunity to get a Christmas song recited by rapper Snoop Dogg, there is one very clear thing: Absolutely worth seeing!

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