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

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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£37,662 (UK) (24 August 2001)

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£37,662 (UK) (24 August 2001)
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In the control room scene, one of the scrolling marquee messages says, "'Can't Hardly Wait' was underrated." Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan directed both Can't Hardly Wait (1998) and "Josie and the Pussycats". See more »

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After introducing everyone in the beginning there is a scene in the kitchen, Alexandra is seen in the background holding Dujour tickets but between takes the tickets re-appear and disappear again. See more »

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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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Written by Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Brainz, Anthony President, Guiliano Franco (as Guliano Franco)
Produced by Presidential Campaign and Guiliano Franco (as Guliano Franco)
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good movie
3 July 2005 | by (Scotland.) – See all my reviews

Pretty decent feel-good movie. Superb soundtrack, talented cast. Not a disappointment at all. Lots of energy in the young cast, humorous laid- back script, and good message.

Humorous at certain points and worth watching if your a teenage girl, or especially if you like all the conspiracy theory stuff =)

Is meaningful in that it puts emphasis on importance of certain things in our lives, leaves you wanting to download the track and has a light hearted attempt at portraying messages to young people without the boring political side.

Josie and the Pussycats is lively and funny at points. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes movie's like Mean girls, Legally Blonde etc as it is humorous and meaningful, without being overly politically correct.


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