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Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 11 April 2001 (USA)
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A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music in this send up of the music industry and pop culture.
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For years, the record industries have inserted subliminal messages into music so that they can turn teenagers into brain dead zombies who do nothing but buy, buy, buy. And whenever the musician or band finds out the truth, the record company silences them to keep the truth from coming out. When the hot boy band DuJour discovers this, their manager, Wyatt Frame, under his evil, corrupt boss, Fiona, has the plane they are flying in crashed and him looking for a new band to use for their evil schemes. Enter Josie, the ditsy Melody, and the tough Valerie, from Josie and the Pussycats, a small band who wants to make it to the big time. When they are discovered by Wyatt, they give in and become big rock stars. But will they find out that they are just pawns for the record industry or will fame take them over? Written by Will

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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Josie et les Pussycats  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,562,455 (USA) (13 April 2001)

Gross:

$14,252,830 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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Trivia

According to Josie's buss pass, Riverdale is located in the 99860 zip code. This zip code is really for Mezquital del Oro in Mexico. See more »

Goofs

During the Behind The Music show Valerie is watching about The Captain and Tennille and The Chief, The Chief says that he was mostly responsible for "Love Will Keep Us Together". However, Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield wrote the song in 1973. The Captain and Tennille's version was simply a cover recorded in 1975. See more »

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Travis: Wyatt, could you maybe talk to Marco about him always doing my face? Remember in the "What?" video, I established the
[Makes face]
Travis: face? Well ever since then, every time you see Marco he's doing the
[Makes face]
Travis: face. And it's mine. You look at him on TRL. "Hey, Carson."
[Makes face]
Travis: You look at him on the Kids Choice Awards. "This is ours, thanks!"
[Makes face]
Travis: And then right here on the cover of Seventeen Magazine. "Hey, little girl. Beauty secrets?"
[Makes face]
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Crazy Credits

In the version of "Josie and the Pussycats" released outside North America, the Universal logo transforms into the tongue stud of a screaming fan. (Universal's logo comes before Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's on the American prints; internationally it's the other way around.) See more »

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If You're Happy and You Know It
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Traditional
Performed by Tara Reid
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Josie and the girls, well, they rock!
13 June 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook) is the lead singer and guitarist for the all girls rock band, as depicted in the Archie comics. They are mocked by fellow students, despite being quite talented. No has discovered them, its true, but things can change. A deceptive and evil record producer needs new blood and orders an underling to find some fresh faces. Naturally, Josie's group practically falls into his lap. They are signed and touted everywhere. But, is this the real thing or is the mother of all exploitation plots being hatched? Will Josie and the girls stay sweet and unjaded by their fame? What a fine and fun film this is! Girls will love it, yes, and the guys will love the chance to see three beautiful gals on celluloid. Tara Reid is very, very funny as the slightly dense rocker and Cook is a joy as the talented and pretty leader of the group. Parker Posey and Alan Cummings are terrific as the evil music executives and they appear to be having a ball oozing bad vibes. The costumes, needless to say, are just what a fashion loving female would admire. There is a love story, too, for those who beg for tale of romance. Then, too, the three young rock stars are very good role models for the younger set. Ladies, whatever your age, try to spend a bit of time with Josie and company. The laughs are infectious while the sweetness-versus-evil plot is guaranteed to provide a venue to help you forget your worries and make you smile, smile, smile.


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