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Listen, I don’t want you guys to fight. You’re Beca and Chloe, together you’re Bhloe and everyone loves a good Bhloe.

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Rebel Wilson & Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect 2, © 2012 Universal Pics.

So this movie was not bad. I went into it with very low expectations and they were exceeded. I did get sick of the fat jokes pretty quickly. And I would say that it had trouble getting out of its own way when it came to telling a tight narrative story. But the characters were solid. Anna Kendrick was excellent reprising her role as Beca, now the leader of the acapella team the Barton Bellas. Unsurprisingly Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins return to skewer our society’s sexism, racism, and ignorance through seemingly inane commentary. Surprisingly Banks directed this, which was her first feature film. What she lacked in experience she overcame with a great sense of humor. She also cast David Cross, which is always a good idea.