A sketchy take on the Glee phenomenon, Pitch Perfect from director Jason Moore (who comes from a television background that includes Dawson’s Creek and Everwood) dances around Beca (Anna Kendrick), a Barden University freshman who would rather be producing music from her fresh beats than singing staid acapella tunes with an all-girls group desperate to beat their male campus rivals in competition.
The movie plays out like a silly love song written on a cocktail napkin with half a verse and a melody you can hum along to, but that’s all there is and someone thought that would be enough. The pitch may be all right, but the movie is far from perfection despite engaging turns from Kendrick and Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy. Now in theaters. (PG-13) Grade: D+