Pitch Perfect script
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Synopsis: College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

OVER BLACK:
We hear the sound of a pitch pipe.

VOICE:

One, two, three, four --

As the Universal logo appears on screen, we hear Universal’s

theme song sung a cappella.

FADE IN:

1 INT. LINCOLN CENTER - STAGE - CONTINUOUS 1

On stage, the Barden Treblemakers, an all-male a cappella

group dressed in matching smoking jackets, conclude singing

Universal’s theme song.

BARDEN TREBLEMAKERS

BRRMP BRRMP!

The audience cheers. Then, the Trebles begin Rihanna’s,

“Don’t Stop The Music,” and the place goes apeshit.

BARDEN TREBLEMAKERS (CONT’D)

PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC, MUSIC,

MUSIC/PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC,

MUSIC... (song continues)

2 INT. DRESSING ROOM - NIGHT 2

CREDITS ROLL as a gorgeous girl, CHLOE (20), dressed like a

1970’s flight attendant, frantically rummages through a

swanky dressing room.

CHLOE:

Shitballs, where is it?

Chloe stops, reaches into her jacket pocket, and pulls out a

red scarf. Relieved, she DASHES out of the room.

3 INT. STAGE - SAME TIME 3

As the BU Treblemakers sing, we WIDEN TO REVEAL: A sold out

audience at Lincoln Center. The atmosphere is reminiscent of

an American Idol finale. PROUD PARENTS, COEDS, and A

CAPPELLA FANATICS hold up signs: “I HEART BELLAS”, “I’LL

TREBLE 4 YA!”, and “A CAPPELLA IS MY CO-PILOT!”

4 INT. BACKSTAGE STAIRWELL - SAME TIME 4

A winded Chloe runs up a set of stairs, clumsily wrapping the

scarf around her neck.

5 INT. ANNOUNCER BOOTH - SAME TIME 5

GAIL and JOHN, a cappella alums, color-commentate.

JOHN:

This is exactly the type of

performance you would expect to see

at “The International Championship

of Collegiate A Cappella.” Isn’t

that right, Gail?

GAIL:

John, you’re so right that

everything else seems wrong. This

is what the ICCA’s are all about.

ANGLE ON:
The Barden Treblemakers. The guys are crushing

it.

JOHN (O.C.)

The Barden University Treblemakers

never disappoint. It is their

showbotage that is re-defining

modern a cappella. And the ladies,

well, they just can’t get enough.

GAIL:

Yes. Nothing makes a girl feel

more like a woman than a man who

sings like a boy.

A TREBLE steps forward to solo the next lyric.

TREBLE SOLOIST:

I WANNA TAKE YOU AWAY.

On the word, “Away”, he goes flat.

GAIL/JOHN

Whoa!/Boom!

JOHN:

That was flatter than my ex-wife’s

chest. The Asian one. [get alts]

6 INT. BACKSTAGE OF LINCOLN CENTER - SAME TIME 6

Chloe runs past a variety of A CAPPELLA GROUPS readying

themselves to compete, stopping at the all-female Bellas: A

group of model-esque ladies dressed exactly like her. Chloe

lifts up her scarf and comes face to face with Alice.

2.

(CONTINUED)

CHLOE:

I found it!

On stage the BU Treblemakers continue singing.

ALICE:

Chloe, look at you. You’re a mess.

ALICE, the aggressive leader, undoes Chloe's scarf and then

methodically re-ties it.

ALICE (CONT’D)

You’re unreliable. You’re

unfocused. And your breath smells

like egg. Like, all the time.

Alice pushes the knot up to Chloe's throat. Chloe winces.

Then, Alice turns to address both Chloe and AUBREY, an

exceptionally focused girl standing next to her.

ALICE (CONT’D)

I can’t believe the Bellas are in

the hands of you two slut bags

after we graduate.

Alice gets right up in Aubrey’s face.

ALICE (CONT’D)

Eff up your solo, and I’ll tell

everyone you were born without a

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Kay Cannon

Kay Cannon is an American film and television writer and actress who is best known for her work as an Emmy-nominated writer and producer for the NBC series 30 Rock, and writing the screenplay for the Pitch Perfect films. She is also a co-executive producer and writer on New Girl. more…

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