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Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 11 April 2001 (USA)
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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They were three small time girls, with big time dreams. Now, fate is giving the Pussycats, the chance of a lifetime. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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

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11 April 2001 (USA)  »

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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)

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$14,252,830 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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Tara Reid starred as the band's drummer, Melody Valentine. Not knowing how to play drums before they filmed, she needed to learn the basics so she could appear to know what she was doing behind the kit. The producers hired Drew Thomas, who was in such bands as Bold, Into Another, and Youth of Today. 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 »

Quotes

Fiona: Wyatt, show these lovely girls what we have for them this evening.
[Wyatt opens the curtain to reveal a car]
Melody: A car! Val, I won a car!
Fiona: No, you didn't win a car.
Melody: Oh my God, you won a car!
Fiona: Nobody won a car!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, after all the credits have rolled, Mr. Movie Phone says "Jerken!" See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates
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Movie has a bold message, executed with brilliant humor
30 March 2005 | by (Utah, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that satirizes today's pop culture, and does a brilliant job of it. The cast and musical score are excellent and all of its jokes are funny and well placed. People say that the movie becomes what it is making fun of. Well, isn't that the idea? The movie is packed with about a billion logos appearing everywhere you look in the background, and a scene with an audience of cardboard cut-out celebrities. These are there to add to the atmosphere of the film. This movie is very strong, very well done, and has a real sense of humor. To top it off, it's led by a band with music that's so good you can't even tell they're not real. If you haven't seen it, go watch it. I'd recommend buying the soundtrack as well.


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