The long-awaited trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has finally arrived and it’s aca-mazing. The Bellas are preparing to say good-bye to College as well as their time in the Acapella group, but not before one final blow-out competition.
All the ladies are back, as well as Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin, and the hilarious Acapella judging duo of John Michael Higgins and first-time director Elizabeth Banks. Side note: the world hates Americans.
Pitch Perfect 2 hits theatres on May 15, 2015, which feels like an eternity. What can we do to pass the time? Throw on some pjs, pop some popcorn, and enjoy these fierce female friendship movies we love as much as Pitch Perfect.
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
This two-part movie series based on the books by Ann Brashares is a one-size fits all kind of deal. It’s easy to find yourself represented by the four main characters, who share a bond that reminds us what it really means to be a good friend and support one another in the darkest times. And it’s cool to think one pair of jeans can look good on anyone.
Now And Then
Roberta, Samantha, Teeny, and Chrissy show us that growing up in the 1970s wasn’t so different from growing up in 2014. Parents get divorced, movies are awesome, boys are confusing, and having a good group of friends can mean a much-needed second family.
All I Wanna Do/Strike!
Depending on whether you watched the film in Canada (Strike!) or the US (All I Wanna Do), the title may be different, buy the storyline is always awesome. A group girls at a Preparatory school fight back when the Head Master announces the school is going coed. Sex, bras, spiking drinks, and periods are all on the table. Side note: We just realized Momo is Merritt Weaver from Nurse Jackie and New Girl. Very cool.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Sidda (Sandra Bullock) has never had a good relationship with her mother and when she gives an unflattering interview on her mother in the New York Times, things go from bad to worse. Sidda’s mother’s friends, who make up the 70 year-old friendship group the Ya Ya Sisterhood, bring the two women together. In addition to lessons about family and mother-daughter relationships, a big lesson from the film (and the Rebecca Wells books they’re based on) is that true friends have seen you in your worst piece-of-crap-state and stick it out with you.
A League of Their Own
Where do we even start with the amazingness of a League of Their Own? Women taking on men’s roles during World War II extended to the baseball field, where they got to find the silver lining in a terrible period in history. Madonna gives one of her greatest performances, Jon Lovitz and Tom Hanks deliver some of the greatest lines in sports movie history, and Geena Davis is too cool for words. Batter up, hear that call, it’s time again for one and all to plaaaaay ball!
Mona Lisa Smile
Julia Roberts plays Katherine, a 30 year-old Art History teacher at Wellesley College in 1953. With a strong cast rounded out by Kirsten Dunst, Ginnifer Goodwin, Julia Stiles, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, issues of marriage, family expectations, education for females in the 1950s, love, and art are examined at length within the polarizing group.
The Babysitters Club
Okay, we know it’s a movie about young girls who LOVE babysitting way more than anyone in the history of time has ever loved babysitting, but it’s more than that. It also had long-lost dads, teenagers who ate junk food non-stop and never gained weight or got pimples, and a 17 year-old boy who was shocked to find out he was dating a 13 year-old girl (how was this storyline not a red flag for movie execs?). But The Babysitters Club is also about friendship, family and first loves, something everyone can relate to.
Let’s not forget why we’re here today – the aca-mazing, aca-wesome, aca-riffic Pitch Perfect. Beca is ready to be the modoy goth girl at college until she’s discovered singing in the shower by Acapella member Chloe. After joining the Bellas, Beca must endure gaining a group of weird and wonderful new friends, a super cute crush, and a reason to be a college other than studying. College would have been way better if we could sing.