Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Pitch Perfect 2 is the sequel to 2012's word-of-mouth a capella hit Pitch Perfect. Many of the stars from the first movie -- including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, and Adam Devine -- reprise their roles in this installment, which is equally teen-friendly, albeit with a bit of edge. As in the original, there are jokes at the expense of the overweight, though the main overweight character also embraces her appearance. Commentator characters also make blatantly racist and sexist comments, but they're intended to be seen as over the top. Expect frequent innuendo and sexual humor (an incident in which a character's pants split during a performance is referred to as "Muffgate," and there's making out, a pillow fight scene with young women in skimpy PJs, etc.), as well as characters who swear a blue streak ("s--t," "d--k," etc.), drink, and get into verbal fights. But they're also grappling with big questions about career, friendship, and love, all of which will resonate with teens.
Couples kiss and make out; in the case of one duo, it's played for laughs. Joke about a woman's pants splitting during a performance, revealing her private parts (referred to as "Muffgate"). Frequent sexual innuendo ("friends with benefits," talk of feeling people up, jokes about someone feeling confused about their sexual identity, and more). Close-up shots of boobs and butts, plus a slow-motion pillow fight scene with young women in skimpy pajamas.
Friends argue and yell at each other. A boss makes his underling run circles in the office for not participating smartly in a meeting. Some aggressive posturing and trash-talking.
Strong language includes "s--t," "d--k," "bitch," and "ass." One character give another the middle finger.
Friends should be loyal to each other and stick together. United the Bellas stand, and divided they fall. Lots of emphasis on teamwork.
Products/brands seen or mentioned include the Today show, Apple, MSNBC, The View, Dave and Busters, Build-a-Bear, Covergirl, and Beats by Dre.
Drugs / Tobacco /
College students are shown drinking at parties, red Solo cups in hand. Most of them are seniors, but in one instance, a freshman attends the same party.