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Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
3 is a 2017 American musical comedy film directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon
Kay Cannon
and Mike White. A sequel to Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), and the third and final installment in the Pitch Perfect series, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Alexis Knapp, John Lithgow, Matt Lanter, Ruby Rose, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks, and John Michael Higgins. The film follows the Bellas, now graduated from college, reuniting for one final performance together during an overseas USO tour. Principal photography
Principal photography
on the film began in January 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia and ended in April 2017. The film was released in the United States on December 22, 2017, received mixed reviews from critics, and has grossed $183 million worldwide.[3][4] It became the second highest-grossing musical comedy film of all time, behind only its predecessor.[5]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast

2.1 The Bellas 2.2 Additional characters

3 Production

3.1 Filming

4 Release

4.1 Box office 4.2 Critical response

5 Music 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] Three years after the events of the second movie, the Bellas have graduated college, but have jobs which they all hate. Desperate to see each other again to sing once more, Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Chloe (Brittany Snow), Aubrey (Anna Camp), Lilly (Hana Mae Lee), Stacie (Alexis Knapp), Cynthia-Rose (Ester Dean), Florencia (Chrissie Fit), Jessica (Kelley Jakle), and Ashley (Shelley Regner) are all thrilled to learn that Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), now a senior at Barden and leader of the Barden Bellas, has seemingly asked for the Bellas to reunite at an event in New York Aquarium
New York Aquarium
to sing with each other once more. Upon arriving at the reunion they are told that the reunion was not for the Bellas to sing together, but to watch Emily sing with the new Bellas. They later gather at a bar in disappointment and Emily apologizes as she thought it would be the only way for them to see each other again. They all express how much they miss each other. Suddenly, Aubrey convinces them to join a USO performance accessed by her Army officer father. If they win the competition, they get to open for DJ Khaled. The Bellas gladly accept, all except for Stacie who is eight months pregnant at the moment and is unable to go with them. The Bellas later arrive at a hangar where two soldiers, Chicago (Matt Lanter) and Zeke (Troy Ian Hall) introduce them to their competition, revealed to be three other groups who use instruments, unlike the Bellas. When the band Evermoist, led by their leader Calamity (Ruby Rose) begin to mock and belittle the Bellas, the competitors are challenged to a riff-off by the Bellas, who leave defeated when the other groups compete using their musical instruments. The Bellas are taken to a fancy hotel in Spain, where Chloe begins to catch an eye for Chicago. Fat Amy finds an old stuffed bunny sitting in her bed, which she recognizes as an old toy she used to hold when she was very little as her father Fergus (John Lithgow) sang her to sleep every night. Amy then realizes that her father is staying in the same hotel she is in and is shocked upon the discovery, seeing as how Fergus is an international criminal. Later that night, the Bellas are invited to a party at DJ Khaled's suite at the hotel, where Fat Amy splits with the group when she is called to be at a poker tournament. The tournament was set up by Fergus, who promptly begs for Amy to be back in his life. A hesitant Amy finally agrees to do so after seeing how much he has changed. Beca, after having her breasts grabbed by Chloe, who develops a friendship with DJ Khaled's music producer Theo (Guy Burnet), is taken to DJ Khaled's music editing room. Beca produces a mix which impresses Theo who is prompted to send the mix to DJ Khaled. Moments later, the party is thrown into chaos when Aubrey accidentally sets the suite on fire. The Bellas are left in disgrace after the incident with no hopes of winning the competition until Stacie calls the girls to inform she has given birth to a baby girl and named her Bella. This motivates the Bellas to just perform their hearts out without trying to win. Back at the USO competition, the Bellas perform tremendously to adoring crowds through different performances, repairing their reputation and chances to win in the process. Fergus is accepted by Amy, who believes he came to one of their performances to see her. He accidentally reveals that he has not seen her perform at all, while confessing that he is only trying to acquire an offshore account Amy's mother set up which contains US$180 million. After Amy shuts out Fergus again, Chicago and Zeke escort her away from her father, who swears revenge on her. Meanwhile, only Beca is asked personally by DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled
to open for him, disregarding the other Bellas. Beca politely declines the offer and leaves to her room. Later, the Bellas are taken away by a Frenchman in a dark grey van out onto a yacht in a nearby harbor. The yacht belongs to Fergus, who is using the Bellas as a means to get Amy to come for him. Amy and Beca hear of the kidnapping and decide to rescue the Bellas. Beca distracts Fergus by having the Bellas perform "Toxic" for him and two of his men, just as Amy sets the yacht to explode. The Bellas escape the yacht just before it blows. Fergus survives the explosion and is arrested for his crimes. After the Bellas are rescued by the military, Fat Amy reveals DJ Khaled's proposition to Beca to the others. They encourage her to take the chance, and they all agree that now it's time to move on with their lives, with Amy using her bank account for multiple tributes to singers named Amy, Aubrey trying to be a birthing coach, Flo's juice cart becoming part of an international brand, Chloe getting accepted into vet school, Cynthia-Rose staying at the base to get into flight school, Emily going back to Barden to prepare for her upcoming abnormal psychology test while continuing her songwriting, and Lilly revealing that the reason she was quiet was because she was possessed by Satan and the yacht incident snapped her out of it, and that her real name is Ester. They know very well they'll be separated, but still be connected to each other as a family. Later at the USO's final performance, Beca opens for DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled
and sings on stage, and afterwards brings up the Bellas onstage for the girls to sing their final performance with the other competitors gladly watching the Bellas sing "Freedom! '90" to their hearts content. Gail (Elizabeth Banks) and John (John Michael Higgins) (who were the Bellas' public announcers in the previous installments) finish filming the Bellas as part of a documentary they have been making about the girls throughout the whole film, only to be appalled when John realizes they didn't record the Bellas' final performance, which was supposed to be the documentary's big ending. A series of mid credit scenes reveal the Bellas' separate story arcs closed out to their mostly happy endings, with Lilly hanging around with DJ Dragon Nutz, whom she flirted with earlier, Aubrey recconects with her father and Chloe and Chicago share a passionate kiss, much to the amusment of Beca, who is now the boss of Theo. Cast[edit] The Bellas[edit]

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
as Beca Mitchell, an alumna and the former leader of The Barden Bellas, who works as a producer but quits due to creative differences, before joining the tour. She has been sharing an apartment in New York City with her best friends Chloe and Fat Amy for the last three years. Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
as Patricia "Fat Amy" Hobart, a comedic alumna of The Barden Bellas, from Australia. She held a one-woman show, "Fat Amy Winehouse", before joining the tour. Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow
as Chloe Beale, a Barden Bellas alumna and former co-leader, who longs for glory days with the Bellas. She applied to attend a vet school before joining the tour. Anna Camp
Anna Camp
as Aubrey Posen, a Barden Bellas alumna and former leader, before Beca, who worked at the Lodge of Fallen Leaves. Through her father, The Bellas were invited to the USO tour. Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld
as Emily Junk, a senior student at Barden University and the current leader of the new Barden Bellas, who joins her former seniors for the tour. Ester Dean as Cynthia Rose Adams, a lesbian Barden Bellas alumna, who failed the Flight School simulation before joining the tour. Hana Mae Lee
Hana Mae Lee
as Lilly Onakuramara / Esther, a Barden Bellas alumna known for her quiet speaking voice and odd remarks. She worked as a tailor before joining the tour. Kelley Jakle as Jessica Smith, a Barden Bellas alumna. Shelley Regner as Ashley Jones, a Barden Bellas alumna. Chrissie Fit
Chrissie Fit
as Florencia "Flo" Fuentes, a Barden Bellas alumna, from Guatemala. She worked at a juice truck before joining the tour. Alexis Knapp
Alexis Knapp
as Stacie Conrad, a Barden Bellas alumna, known for being overly sexual. She works as a pilates instructor and despite wanting to, could not join the tour due to her pregnancy

Additional characters[edit]

Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
as Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger, an a cappella commentator making an insulting documentary about The Bellas John Michael Higgins as John Smith, an a cappella commentator making an insulting documentary about The Bellas John Lithgow
John Lithgow
as Fergus Hobart, Fat Amy's estranged criminal father Matt Lanter
Matt Lanter
as Chicago Walp, a U.S. soldier guiding the Bellas during the tour, and Chloe's love interest. Guy Burnet
Guy Burnet
as Theo, DJ Khaled's music producer, who takes a liking to Beca DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled
as himself Troy Ian Hall as Zeke, a U.S. soldier, partners with Chicago Michael Rose as Aubrey's father Jessica Chaffin as Evan Moises Arias
Moises Arias
as Pimp-Lo Ruby Rose, Andy Allo, Venzella Joy Williams, and Hannah Fairlight as Calamity, Serenity, Charity, and Veracity, respectively, members of the band Evermoist Whiskey Shivers as Saddle Up, a country-bluegrass-based band competing against the Bellas Trinidad James
Trinidad James
and D.J. Looney as Young Sparrow and DJ Dragon Nutz, respectively

Production[edit] On April 11, 2015, a month before the release of the second film, it was announced that Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
would return for a third film, although she stated that she did not know if Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
or other cast members would also reprise their roles. She added that she would be "up for a Fat Amy spin-off."[6] Director, star, and producer of the second film Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
acknowledged the possibility of a third film during promotion of Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
2, saying, "I will say, it would be disingenuous to say that no one’s talking about a Pitch Perfect 3; the possibility of it."[7] On June 10, 2015, a third film was officially confirmed, and Kay Cannon was set to return to write the script.[8] On June 15, 2015, it was announced that Kendrick and Wilson would both reprise their roles,[9] and on July 28, 2015, Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow
signed on to return. Paul Brooks again produced for Gold Circle Films, along with Max Handelman and Banks for Brownstone Productions.[10] On October 27, 2015, Banks was officially announced to return as director for the film, though she exited in that capacity on June 3, 2016.[11][12] On September 1, 2016, Trish Sie was confirmed to direct the film.[13] On December 13, 2016, it was reported that Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose
was in talks to join the film, while Anna Camp
Anna Camp
also signed on to return for the sequel.[14][15] Cannon wrote the script with later drafts by Mike White and Dana Fox; White would eventually receive screenwriting credits alongside Cannon.[14] On January 5, 2017, a table read occurred, with Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, and Shelley Regner also being confirmed to reprise their roles,[16] and singer Andy Allo
Andy Allo
joining as Charity, a rival in a group opposing the Bellas.[17] While it was revealed by vocal director Deke Sharon that Alexis Knapp
Alexis Knapp
is returning, she wasn't spotted during the first month of filming, leading fans to show concerns that she might not be returning at all. However, on February 6, she posted a photo on Instagram, confirming her return, and was on set the following day.[18][19] Filming[edit] Principal photography
Principal photography
on the film began on January 5, 2017, and took place in Atlanta, Georgia, and Cádiz, Spain
Spain
and wrapped on April 3, 2017.[20][21][22] Release[edit] Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
3 was initially scheduled for July 21, and August 4, 2017. It had its world premiere in Sydney, Australia, on November 29, 2017,[23] and was released in the United States on December 22, 2017.[24] Box office[edit] Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
3 has grossed $104.9 million in the United States and Canada and $79 million in other territories, for a total of $183.9 million, against a production budget of $45 million.[2] In the United States and Canada, Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
3 was released alongside the openings of Downsizing and Father Figures, and the wide expansions of The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour, and was projected to gross $27–35 million from 3,447 theaters in its opening weekend.[25][26] The film took in $2.1 million from Thursday night previews, about half of the $4.6 million earned by its predecessor. Over the three-day weekend, which included Christmas Eve, it grossed $19.9 million (down nearly 70% from the second film's $69.2 million debut), finishing third at the box office, behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It grossed an additional $6.5 million on Christmas Day, for a four-day total of $26.4 million.[27] It dropped 15% the following weekend, grossing $16.8 million, and a total of $21.7 million over the four-day New Year's frame.[28] Critical response[edit] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 31% based on 118 reviews and an average rating of 4.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, " Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
3 strains to recapture the magic that helped the original spawn a franchise, but ends up sending this increasingly unnecessary trilogy out on a low note."[29] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 40 out of 100 based on 35 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[30] Audiences polled by CinemaScore
CinemaScore
gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, the same score earned by its predecessor.[27] Owen Gleiberman of Variety praised the cast and said, "The new film doesn't add anything revolutionary to the Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
formula. It still sounds like we're in middle-period Glee written by someone who finds Ryan Murphy too solemn. But as directed by Trish Sie, the movie is bubbly, it's fast, it's hella synthetic-clever, and it's an avid showcase for the personalities of its stars."[31] In a review for The Hollywood Reporter, Frank Scheck wrote "...what started out as a charmingly offbeat comic premise has inevitably degenerated into the sort of crass commercialism that probably would make the Bellas themselves turn up their noses."[32] Music[edit] The official soundtrack was released on December 15, 2017.[33]

No. Title Music Length

1. "Universal Fanfare"

The Bellas

0:38

2. "Toxic" The Bellas 3:21

3. "Sit Still, Look Pretty" The New Bellas 3:06

4. "Riff Off (Get the Party Started/Shut Up and Dance/Ignition/Swing Down Sweet Chariot)/Fly Away/One More Night/Call Me/Love Me Harder/If I Were a Boy/Zombie/Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)/Human/Wake Me Up/Grenade)" The Bellas, Evermoist, Saddle Up, Young Sparrow and DJ Dragon Nutz & Soldiers 4:48

5. "You Got It" Young Sparrow and DJ Dragon Nutz 3:16

6. "Ex's & Oh's" Saddle Up 2:49

7. "How a Heart Unbreaks" Evermoist 3:44

8. "Cheap Thrills" The Bellas 3:40

9. "I Don't Like It, I Love It" The Bellas 3:59

10. "Cake by the Ocean" The Bellas 3:14

11. "Freedom! '90" The Bellas 5:16

12. "Soy Yo" Bomba Estéreo 2:41

13. "Boom Boom (feat. Zedd)" Iggy Azalea 3:08

14. "Tribe" Kim Viera 3:09

15. "Score Suite From Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
3" Christopher Lennertz 3:46

16. " Silent Night
Silent Night
(feat. 80fitz)" Hana Mae Lee 1:50

17. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Kelley Jakle & Shelley Regner 2:52

18. "Feliz Navidad" Chrissie Fit 2:37

19. " Freedom! '90
Freedom! '90
x Cups" The Bellas & The Voice Season 13 Top 12 Contestants 2:27

Total length: 60:30[34][35]

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External links[edit]

Official website Pitch Perfect
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