They are a cover band, so they play all the songs that everyone knows and likes to dance to, which meant that once the alcohol hit everyone's blood stream, the social inhibitions were severely lowered and suddenly everyone thought that they had an awesome singing voice and could dance like Fred Astaire, in short - bloody good entertainment!
The dance floor area was pretty jam packed, which created a few moon landings whenever someone really busted out a move, and even I couldn't help getting swept in the high spirits of the night and added some much needed cowbell action to Play That Funky Music White Boy.
Needless to say, everyone drank a little too much (except for me who stupidly volunteered to be designated driver) and had a fabulous time. Zoe and Craig tortured Seth and I all the way home with their drunken antics, turning our car into a rave bus, blasting out Die Antwood tunes at maximum volume and twirling glowing sticks around my face whilst I was trying to navigate the kangaroo heavy highways all the way home. By the time we got home almost two hours later, I was the one that needed a stiff drink and some quiet time whilst everyone else crashed and burned.
This weekend wasn't all play though, we've had a digger out here for the last three days putting a new dam onto our property. It has really changed the look of the landscape and I think that once we get some water into it, it will be a pretty cool feature in our yard. Seth has convinced himself that we have not dug a dam, but a swimming pool for him to get into over Summer. Admittedly, it does have a lip around the edge which does make it look like a swimming pool, but once the water arrives it won't take long for the yabbies and frogs to move in, so I would hazard some caution before climbing into that when it is full. None-the-less, it looks exciting and I can't wait to see it filled up, just need some rain now.
Release Date: 2012
Running Time: 112 mins
An American musical comedy directed by Jason Moore that will have you tapping your toes and singing along to the songs. Even though this is a tried and tested formulaic type of comedy, it is highly entertaining and the musical efforts are seriously commendable. This film launched Rebel Wilson into international stardom for her incredibly funny portrayal of Fat Amy, a character that steals much of the limelight from her co-stars.
The plot follows a women's a cappella group called The Barden Bellas as they strive to win the national competitions against the odds. The Bellas are an eclectic troupe that don't always see eye to eye, making their journey to the nationals a very rocky road.
This is just a good fun, chick-flick that you don't need to concentrate too hard on to enjoy. The music is great, the energy levels are high and the humour is amusing, so if you're in the mood for a feel good flick, it's a pretty safe choice.
FINAL SAY: Get pitch slapped!
3.5 Chili Peppers
A quick note, Pitch Perfect 2 is literally more of the same. Consider it an extension of the first instalment, if you liked the first one, then you will also like the second one too.