You know a movement has hit the big time when Hollywood takes notice.
So it is with modern a cappella music, which got a boost from three seasons of NBC's "The Sing-Off" competition and is now on the big screen with the music-rich comedy "Pitch Perfect."
The fictional film, which opened in late September in Memphis, is based on Mickey Rapkin's nonfiction chronicle of collegiate a cappella groups chasing their dreams of performing and competing.
"I loved the movie," said Jay Mednikow, who is president of Mednikow Jewelers by day but whose passion is DeltaCappella, the group he formed in 2006 to feed his need to sing. When he heard there was going to be a movie about a cappella, he was wary.
"I wasn't sure I'd like it because the target market is 20 years younger than I am, although I knew I'd like the subject matter," he said. "But they did a great job of translating the book into a contemporary romantic comedy."