Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Film Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Led by Becca (Anna Kendrick) the Bellas reunite for the last time in this 2017 flick where they partake in a singing competition to entertain US troops while competing against other bands for the prize of supporting DJ Khaled. Along the way, they rediscover their bond and love to sing with each other. In the meantime, Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is approached by her father who seems intent to make amends for his previous failings.

We first see the Bellas in their new lives post-college and how their lives are going without each other’s company. Emily (Haylee Stienfield) who leads the new generation of Bellas at Barton University invites the Bellas for a ‘reunion’. Unsatisfied with their new lives the Bellas jump at the chance to sing with each other again, Aubrey (Anna Camp) suggests they join the overseas USO tour. On the tour Chloe (Brittany Snow) is her usually ditsy self when she takes an interest in US soldier Chicago (Matt Latner). While the Bellas are on tour they are followed by the Acapella show hosts John (John Michael Higgins) and Gail (Elizabeth Banks) as they attempt to make a documentary of the Bellas.

The film was a well-rounded ending to the trilogy of Pitch Perfectfilms. Its main success was completing the Bellas character arcs, each of the Bellas had a path they were going to go on to from the Bellas in the future. Out of the three films, this one was more playful and had more comedic elements while also at times feeling more poignant. This was in part because Rebel Wilson was given a slightly larger storyline which delved into her background and history. The opening subverted the audience’s expectations for a Pitch Perfect movie as it began a little more ‘action-packed’ that would be expected from this type of film. Overall, I felt the ending was emotional as it showed how much everyone involved in the production of the film was invested in its characters and story. It was a good way to say goodbye to the Bellas once and for all.

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