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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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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:

$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

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

When Josie is playing the guitar in her room, if you look in the mirror under the arm that's strumming, you can see Alan M. standing behind her. See more »

Quotes

Laughing Girl: Look! Skanky had a rock show, and nobody came.
Josie McCoy: Did you all coordinate before you left the house, or are you just wearing the same thing by accident?
Laughing Girl: At least we're not wearing stupid bunny ears.
Melody: They're not bunny, they're leopard. And they're not stupid, they're special. We're special.
Laughing Girl: Yeah... special ed.
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The MGM lion morphs into a screaming fan. See more »

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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

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(Rock) Superstar
Written by B-Real, Larry Muggerud (as Lawrence Muggerud), Senen Reyes
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Hilarious, Music Friendly, and a Must-see!
30 April 2006 | by (bed) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie! It is by far my favorite. here's the list.... 1: Amazing clothes (from the eyes of a fashion designer) 2: Amazing and catch pop-rock music (and the soundtrack is equally amazing, and I'm currently listening to it) 3: The roles were so perfectly placed, there could not have been a better of any of the characters. 4: There's so much chemistry between Josie, Val, and Melody that there's no way you can't love it. 5: The plot is very easy to follow. And it brings up a lot of points about modern day society... which includes brand named everything.

I recommend this movie to anyone! It's very light hearted and the music is amazing and makes you want to sing or dance or whatever. This movie is amazing. *enough said*


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