Director: Jason Moore
Writers: Kay Cannon
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson
Fiercely competitive UMass undergraduate a capella groups Divisi (all girls) and Treblemakers (all boys) practice and perform throughout the year in the quest for the a capella nirvana: winning the “International Championship of Collegiate A Capella” (ICCA) that’s held each spring at Carnegie Hall. With Divisi undergoing some intense interpersonal strife–most of their members have graduated, singer Chloe has vocal chord nodes and their leader Aubrey (who tends to projectile puke when stressed) insists on keeping the group in its same old groove–the stakes are high, particularly with the inclusion of freshman-with-a-bad-attitude, Beca Mitchell, whose good ideas are routinely shot down by Aubrey. Beca is also trying hard not to fall in love with fellow freshman Jesse, a nice guy and a new member of the Trebles–whose guys are, according to the age-old Divisi tradition, off-limits to the Divisi girls.