Pitch Perfect 2 – Film4

Rebel Wilson and pals are back in this sequel to the 2012 college comedy

Rebel Wilson and pals are back in this sequel to the 2012 college comedy.

Once again, all-female singing group the Barden Bellas are the plucky underdogs attempting to redeem themselves following an embarrassing incident – Wilson’s brash Fat Amy accidentally exposed herself while performing in front of President Obama.

To make amends, the Bellas aim to win the World Championships in Copenhagen, but über-efficient German rivals Das Sound Machine, led by glacial Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, stand in their way.

The lazy national stereotyping is a flaw and some of the cruder slapstick episodes misfire, but the girls’ unruly camaraderie is infectious, while director Elizabeth Banks, who also plays one of the contest commentators, ensures the musical numbers are full of pep.