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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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Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid had to go to a "Band Camp" for two weeks to learn how to play the instruments their characters used in order look correct on screen. However, they did not become proficient to the level that they could play effectively on the soundtrack. The actual music was supplied by studio musicians. See more »

Goofs

In the final concert when Allan M. shows up and Josie is talking to him, she steps away from the microphone but her voice is still amplified as if she was still talking into the microphone. See more »

Quotes

Alexandra Cabot: You guys know he's lying, right?
Josie McCoy: You know your fly's open?
[Valerie laughs hysterically as Alexandra attempts to pull the zipper up]
Alexandra Cabot: Well, you know you... suck?
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Crazy Credits

The MGM lion morphs into a screaming fan. See more »

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References Will & Grace (1998) See more »

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Spin Around
Written by Dave Gibbs (as David Gibbs), Adam Duritz
Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) for ECAF Productions, Inc.
Co-Produced by Dave Gibbs (as David Gibbs)
Performed by Josie and the Pussycats
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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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