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DP/30: Pitch Perfect, producer/actor Elizabeth Banks, director Jason Moore

2 Responses to “DP/30: Pitch Perfect, producer/actor Elizabeth Banks, director Jason Moore”

  1. berg says:

    great use of the word “specificity”

  2. Joshua/CaptainZahn says:

    Ebert was kind of hard on this movie, but the notoriously picky Slant liked it:

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