Film Review: Pitch Perfect (2012)

Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and Aubrey (Anna Camp) in "Pitch Perfect" (2012, Universal).

Cast helps “Perfect” stay on pitch, 4/5 stars Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Writer As the proverb goes, there is nothing new under the sun. Universal’s “Pitch Perfect” is an obvious example. We’ve seen the story before: mediocre team flubs a big competition, too-cool-for-school prodigy shakes things up, there’s conflict and so on and so forth. “Perfect,” however, is one of those rare movies, like 2010’s “Easy A,” that couldn’t have succeeded without a stellar cast and impeccable comedic timing. The film stars Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air,” “Twilight”) as Beca, a charmingly sardonic female character who has become popular in recent years. This time around, she’s an aspiring DJ with dreams of making…