Something about this movie -- a musical comedy that follows college freshmen through a collegiate a capella season -- just spoke to me.
Maybe it's because I'm a really good singer (in my shower & alone in my car) and am fully prepared to make a career in a capella one day.
Maybe it's because the entire movie was filmed at my college ("Lincoln Center"? Nope, that's the stage where I had my college ID made -- and graduated college. The pool where the riff off takes place? That's where my swim team practiced in high school.)
Maybe it's because at the end, when Jesse says "I told you the ending was the best part" it reminds me of THE romantic quote of the 1990s (for the under 12 set), "I told you I was a good dancer."
Maybe it's because the grand romantic gesture is performed by -RECORD SCRATCH - the female lead, giving me hope that I could potentially sing an 80s song and make a boy (and by a boy, I mean my husband) look at me like this:
But let's face it: it's probably because I will never grow up, and will always appreciate a teen movie that involves choreography.
I'm one of those people who can't watch Glee/American Idol/The Voice without singing constantly for the next 3 hours. So this movie is the perfect on call movie: Y isn't there to tell me to shut up. So I can go on pretending that I am Toni Braxton, and someone will hear me singing at a gas pump and give me a record deal. (That story has stuck with me since Toni Braxton's peak in 1994 or whenever.)
Please, rent this. I'll be here at my computer, watching the performances over and over on YouTube, waiting for someone to tell me I'm not the only person over the age of 21 who is mildly obsessed. Thanks.