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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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Storyline

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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Josie et les Pussycats  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£37,662 (UK) (24 August 2001)
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To stay with the 'consumer economy' tone of the film, from beginning to end there are approximately 73 companies who have product placements shown; from logos to actual items ranging in entertainment, electronics, fashion, food, hygiene, and cars. No money was received from all the product placements in the film. See more »

Goofs

When the band plays "3 small words" for the first time in the studio the only one singing is Josie (you can see Valerie's lips moving but can not hear her) but when Wyatt plays it back on the mega sound you can hear backup singing. See more »

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Valerie: Wyatt, you messed with the wrong pussy!
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Crazy Credits

The original Josie and the Pussycats cartoon theme song plays during the end credits. See more »

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References Can't Hardly Wait (1998) See more »

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Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Written by Jim Steinman
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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18 January 2009 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

I had a few expectations towards this movie... When I watched it, merely by accident, I can't say I enjoyed it but I had a decent time when I had nothing better to do.

See, this isn't the typical early 2000's humor. It features the musical features with the super-girls action moments, and the typical American humor we love.

Rachael Leigh Cook shines through the movie with her perkiness, beauty and comedic skills. Tara Reid just needs to look hot.

The cast is very good but I think that the plot is what saves this movie from being labeled as "another teen movie".


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