Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin – Book-to-Movie In Theaters May 14th

Pitch Perfect once again return with its sequel:  a behind-the-scenes look at the bizarre, often inspiring world of collegiate a cappella groups filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks is now a major motion picture.  In the movie, after a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has never won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

In Pitch Perfect, GQ editor Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, a cappella singers have groupies), the rockstar partying (and run-ins with the law), and all the bitter rivalries. Along the way are encounters with boldfaced names such as President George W. Bush, Prince, David Letterman, Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand, Hillary Clinton, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Bynes, Nick Lachey, Merv Griffin, Jim Carrey, Microsoft’s Paul Allen, John Legend, and Jessica Biel.

At the heart of the narrative are three a cappella groups whose interactions are anything but harmonious: the historic Tufts Beelzebubs, founded more than forty years ago with 40,000 albums sold since — and struggling to record a new album that lives up to the hype; Divisi of the University of Oregon, a relatively new, all-female group attempting to overcome a loss in the 2005 championship; and the University of Virginia Hullabahoos, the so-called bad boys of collegiate a cappella, who will attempt to compete on a higher level this year while retaining their casual soul.

In the movie, the Bella’s are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated infront of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bella’s are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bella’s take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bella’s can hopefully accomplish their dreams.

The cast is led by Anna Kendrick with support from Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Alexis Knapp.

You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bh4mvJ5jUg

Source: http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/pitch-perfect-the-quest-for-collegiate-a-cappella-glory