I feel the need to qualify my remarks: As the mother of a 17-year-old girl, I am more than familiar with the original film. More accurately, it has been running on a continuous loop in my home since 2012. Needless to say, we were all very excited for the sequel...very, very excited. So without further ado...

Our story continues with Beca (Anna Kendrick) and her group, The Bellas, competing in a big a cappella event. When Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) has a major wardrobe malfunction, the group is banned from competing in the U.S. The only contest available to them is the world championships, an event that they have no chance of winning. Zero, nil, nada, none. Get it?

Off-stage, there's romance and shenanigans and Snoop. Beca gets disheartened--and like every overweight bestie in movies (i.e. Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids, Rosie O'Donnell in Sleepless in Seattle, etc.) Fat Amy consoles her. Best of all, there is great music.

The main reason to see the sequel is the same reason you saw and loved the first movie: the songs. The music is inventive, inspiring and just really, really fun. Two of my children have already seen it twice, and I have no doubt they will be back for more. It's a 7.