Pitch Perfect 2

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Fun but uneven sequel doesn't hit original's high notes.

PG-13 2015 115 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 90 reviews

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age 11+

sequel of Pitch Perfect, hits the wrong pitch far from perfect

Pitch Perfect 2 does hit the notes, but not the right ones. While the first movie was a funny film fest of music, Pitch Perfect 2 does not fit the expectations. Besides an awesome final performance and catchy music, the movie isn't all that funny, and even racist at times. While the language and sex are toned down by a lot compared to the original, don't get your hopes too high for laughs. Okay for a mature 11 year old, and up.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Falls flat and is much raunchier than the first movie

This movie is a big disappointment compared to the first. The musical numbers are disappointing, the humor much broader and bawdier, and the appropriate audience is much older than for the first movie. The makeup is overdone on all the actresses, plus they are costumed in Junior League-like outfits at first, making them all look alike and out-of-place in a movie that is supposed to be about each nerd being her own person. The theme of quirkiness is really lost in this movie. There are stereotyped characters that bothered me - the Hispanic girl with her over-thick accent and constant bad jokes about being an illegal immigrant, the gay acapello fan who stages the singdown party, robotic German villains, even a few seconds glimpse of an Indian acapello group in Indian costumes... singing Beach Boys? I wasn't sure if that was supposed to be a joke or not. Fairly bad language in the movie, and lowbrow, sexual humor.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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