Starring: Adam DeVine, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp, Anna Kendrick, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin
Star rating: ***
There is no doubt that teen school musical films have been done to death. From the early High School Musical films to the Step Up series, these films have become a trend which is fast losing its shine. The hit US TV show Glee has created cult followings of young teens and adults alike and it is a hard act to follow. The storylines never differ from the originals too, the unpopular teenagers finding their voice through song and dance. So, i was sceptical to watch this film and see what could be so different about it.
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is a sassy freespirited music lover who is going through college to satisfy her overbearing father who thinks her music is a phase. She strong armed to join the Bellas, an all girl a capella group who are recovering from their failure in a national competition last year. In their aim to be the best this year, they take on a diverse range of characters from the quiet Asian to Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) who calls herself that before someone else does.