Review Movie Pitch Perfect 2 Directed by Elizabeth Banks Three years after winning the previous competition, the Barden Bellas are now led by senior Beca Mitchell and three-time super senior Chloe Beale.
The Bellas have become ICCA champions each of these three years.
However, the group gets involved in a national scandal (dubbed “Muffgate”) when Patricia “Fat Amy” Hobart accidentally rips her pants in front of U.S. President Barack Obama during a performance on his birthday at the Kennedy Center,
showing her genitalia to the public as she did not wear her underwear. This incident leads to the Bellas’ suspension from the ICCAs.
Beca makes a deal to allow the Bellas to be reinstated, should they win the World Championship of Acappella.
Freshman Emily Junk begins her college career, hoping to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Katherine, by being a Bella.
At orientation, she watches an Acappella performance by the Treblemakers, now led by Beca’s boyfriend Jesse Swanson. Benjamin “Benji” Applebaum, Jesse’s best friend, overhears Emily, leading him to develop a crush on her.
The Bellas learn that Das Sound Machine (DSM), a German powerhouse group, has replaced the Bellas on their victory tour.
Additionally, Beca has started an internship at a recording studio, Residual Heat, something only Jesse (and later Fat Amy) knows.
Emily goes to the Bellas’ sorority house to audition for them. She sings her unfinished song “Flashlight,” impressing them and succeeding in joining the Bellas.
The Bellas meet DSM when the latter performs at a car show.
DSM, led by intimidating duo Pieter Krämer and Kommissar, take delight in mocking the all-girl group. Later, the Bellas are invited to an exclusive riff-off against DSM.
Also in attendance are the Treblemakers, the Tone Hangers (a group composed of former Treblemakers, including former Treblemakers leader Bumper Allen, whom Amy is now dating), and the Green Bay Packers.
The Bellas make it to the final two, but end up losing to DSM in the final showdown after Emily panics and sings “Flashlight.”