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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

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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Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Josie and the Pussycats See more »

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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During J&P's big concert at the end of the film, some of the kids in the live audience are also seen in other locations, watching the show on television. See more »

Quotes

Valerie: That's perfect. Even our manager wants to see to another band.
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The DVD features several deleted scenes, including a much longer introduction to Fiona at the MegaRecords party. See more »

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MTV News Theme
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Don't waste your time.
8 August 2003 | by BlackbirdmagicsSee all my reviews

Why do teen movie makers feel they have to insert some commentary on society into every bad movie? "Josie And The Pussycats" was like if "Spice World" tried to have some deep, meaningful message: it would have just been better if they had allowed it to be a guilty pleasure. But instead, they decide to try to make it a satire of the music and fashion industry. Sure, there probably are companies deciding what fads will be popular will be popular when, but isn't it more likely that these decisions are made by people in suits in a board room then by leather-clad secret agent wannabes in an underground secret lair? And the romantic subplot was hanging on to the rest of the movie by a thread.

Alan Cumming and Parker Posey are way too talented to play such flimsy roles. Why are they in this movie? And why, for that matter, is Tara Reid in any movie, ever?

If you want a silly movie about chicks in a band, just go for the 90s nostalgia and rent "Spice World."


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