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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.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Josie McCoy
Rosario Dawson ... Valerie Brown
Tara Reid ... Melody Valentine
Gabriel Mann ... Alan M.
Paulo Costanzo ... Alexander Cabot
Missi Pyle ... Alexandra Cabot
Alan Cumming ... Wyatt Frame
Parker Posey ... Fiona
Tom Butler ... Agent Kelly
Carson Daly ... Carson Daly
Aries Spears ... The Other Carson Daly
Alexander Martin ... Les (as Alex Martin)
Faedragh Carpenter Faedragh Carpenter ... Teenage Fan
Justin Chatwin ... Teenage Fan
Marites Pineda Marites Pineda ... Teenage Fan
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Alternate lyrics to the theme song:" Josie and the pussy don't be such a p----- Josie and the pussycats!" 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

Melody: That's so romantic!
Josie McCoy: Yeah... in a creepy, ironic sorta way!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

PG version is in Fullscreen only, is an Family edited version of the movie:
  • Melody is holding a sign that says "Honk if you love Pussycats," you don't see this clip in the video at all,they replaced it with something else.
  • TWO bits of dialog where they did voice-overs. Both times it's the bad guys ranting and you can tell their lips move differently from the "cleaner" dialog that's inserted.
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Soundtracks

You're A Star
Written by Adam Duritz, Dave Gibbs (as David Gibbs), Anna Waronker
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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Ahead of Its Time
9 July 2018 | by keithbrown-90195See all my reviews

I can't believe this movie was made in 2001. It seriously has a sense of humor that feels so modern. You can just picture the memes and gifs that would come from this nowadays.

Anyways, the plot is absurd, but pretty funny. The music is catchy. The characters are ridiculous and the villains are amazing. Only thing that holds this back from being a perfect movie is Tara Reid. They needed a smart actor to play someone so dumb, but, you know, it's just Tara Reid being Tara Reid..


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,562,455, 15 April 2001

Gross USA:

$14,271,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,866,015
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1.85 : 1
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