Pitch Perfect 2

Theatrical Release: May 15, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2


Following an incident involving Fat Amy and a wardrobe malfunction at the Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas are suspended from the circuit of A Capella performing. In order to regain their status, the Bellas enter the international competition, a colossal task seeing as how no American team has ever won.

Dove Review

“Pitch Perfect 2” features a lot of talent including stars Anna Kendrick and Hailee Steinfeld, who harmonizes with her. It’s an underdog story about the Barden Bellas, who are viewed as having no original voice. They are suspended from their college and have to win the international competition to be reinstated. The movie focuses on music and humor, with Rebel Wilson taking charge in that category. In one scene she does a very funny dance as she marches toward the man she loves.

The girls bond as they go through peaks and valleys and prepare for the big competition. Judging by the audience at the early screening I saw, this movie is definitely geared toward high school and college women. The Bellas pull out all the stops for their big final number. Unfortunately, this film doesn’t stay within our Dove parameters due to a lot of sexual innuendos and comments, not to mention the use of strong language. So it cannot receive our Dove “Family-Approved’ Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Lots of sexual innuendos and comments; comments about spending the night together by an unmarried couple; couple kisses and rolls around on the ground together; lots of comments about being gay; member of the group is gay and talks about getting married; song about bad girls; suggestive dancing and gestures; kissing; "sexually confused" comments; girl tells other girl she wishes she had experimented more sexually.
Language: G/OMG-7; B-4; F'ing-1; D-2; S-3; BS (in a song)-2; A-2; Sucks-2; H-3; "I hate you"-1; Loser-1; Tramps-1; slang for breasts and male genitalia; Butt-1.
Violence: Slapstick humor such as a woman being scooped up in a net and dropped.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes; beer seen on a table.
Nudity: Cleavage; women in shorts; bare midriffs; short skirts; shirtless men.
Other: Jokes about Germans, people from India, Mexicans and other ethnic groups; tension and disagreements between characters; girl on wires in a crucifixion position is called "Asian Jesus;" girl admits to stealing; mention of flatulence.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Kay Cannon
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 115 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter