Coffee Talk: Is A Capella Actually A Thing?

If you haven't watched Pitch Perfect yet, I suggest that you get on that.  This movie is pure awesome and incredibly fun to watch.  While watching it though, four things kept going through my head...

Number one, their dorm rooms are so much nicer than mine was.  Their rooms are bright and spacious and nice.  Mine was small, dark and cold.  My walls were cinder blocks and wood paneling.  I will admit, my dorm looked like a castle/fort.  We used to joke that we lived at Hogwarts.  Sadly, our rooms still sucked, which made me wish I could redo it with the rooms from this movie...  And they never go to class.  That would be nice.

Number two, this cast was great.  Anna Kendricks (Beca) was great.  Skyler Astin (Jesse) can seriously sing, and is quite attractive.  Guys, can you say Zachary Levi doppelganger !?!  Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy) is hilarious.  There wasn't a single character I did not enjoy.  Credit to the casting directors for this film.

Number three is my only complaint.  There is a significant lack of character development and back story.  Obviously you can't expect a ton in a movie under 2 hours long, but I would have liked more.  Basically all we see is a tiny bit of development in Beca and Aubrey, and virtually no back story on anyone.  I think that may have elevated the story a bit.  Luckily, the music and comedy held it's own.

Number four is a question.  Is A Capella actually a thing?  It definitely isn't at my school.  I can't sing to save my life, but I just want to know.  A Capella competitions probably exist, but seriously?  I just want to know how much this is exaggerated.

Pitch Perfect is a new favourite of mine (I watched it three times in the first 24 hours I had it...).  Given my dislike for Glee, I really didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did.  If you're looking for a fun, lighthearted comedy, check it out!

Much love, Samantha


  1. A capella is most definitely a thing, or it was at my college - I know people who auditioned for it. (Although, I don't know enough about it to know if it was as big a Thing as it was in the movie...)

  2. It definitely should be a BIG THING. But I enjoy listening to people who sing well singing in harmony, whether it's a choir, or The Beatles. :)

    Thanks for the movie tip, Samantha! :)

  3. This movie was hilarious! I saw it in theaters and then bought it as soon as it came out. Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick are just great comedic actors. I loved hearing your opinion about the movie too.

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  4. I had the same thought. Why hadn't I heard about a cappella if it is so big? I found out that the ICCA is an actual a cappella competition, and apparently a really big thing. Who knew?


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