‘Pitch Perfect 2:’ All the singing ladies (Our grade: B)

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Anna Kendrick stars in “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Anna Kendrick stars in “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Anna Kendrick stars in “Pitch Perfect 2.”

“Pitch Perfect” was one of 2012’s most unexpected hits, but given the smash hit status of “Glee” and the weird cult of college acapella, the movie’s popularity really shouldn’t have come as a surprise. A low-budget charmer that mixed sharp if occasionally over-broad comedy with the awesomeness of slightly drunk girls singing “No Diggity,” “Pitch Perfect” crushed it.

Written by returning “Pitch Perfect” scribe Kay Cannon and directed by first-timer Elizabeth Banks — who returns as one-half of the hysterical acapella commentator team with the note-perfect John Michael Higgins — “Pitch Perfect 2” has the same obstacles that all sequels face: How do you make essentially the same movie, but not? The answer is as traditional as four-part harmony: Road trip, duh!

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