The short version is that I loved the film. Hilarious jokes, outrageous characters, quality music. This was a feel good movie that absolutely succeeded in its mission. Like most of the audience at an advanced screening in St. Louis, I felt a little special for being able to see the movie before its full release on October 5th.
But how do I feel about the movie being released in light of my novel, which came out just under a year ago?
A little backstory is in order. I have several friends working to help market the film across the country and attending these test screenings. For weeks, I’ve been getting messages like, “Did you know the Pitch Perfect movie uses the word ‘acapolitics?’ Is that legal?” My response is that of course it’s legal. The idea of me, or anyone else, owning the use of “aca”-anything is laughable.