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Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

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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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They were three small time girls, with big time dreams. Now, fate is giving the Pussycats, the chance of a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Josie et les Pussycats See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,562,455, 15 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,252,830, 20 May 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Fiona was supposed to have been very fat when she was younger, but Parker Posey suggested that instead Fiona have a speech impediment. 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

Eugene Levy: Hello, I'm Eugene Levy. And yes, I'm an Actor. No, I said cappuccino. I'm here to talk to you about something very important. And no, it's not about me or my career. I'm here to talk about subliminal messages in rock and roll music. Or as it's simply known in some cultures, 'rock music'. You see, for years the government has been wisely coercing teenagers to buy products they normally wouldn't want, just to get their money. Fact! Kids don't have bills to pay. Fact! They don't pay taxes. But! ...
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Crazy Credits

The original Josie and the Pussycats cartoon theme song plays during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Entertainment Tonight Theme
Written by Michael Mark
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Josie and the girls, well, they rock!
13 June 2006 | by Amy AdlerSee all my reviews

Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook) is the lead singer and guitarist for the all girls rock band, as depicted in the Archie comics. They are mocked by fellow students, despite being quite talented. No has discovered them, its true, but things can change. A deceptive and evil record producer needs new blood and orders an underling to find some fresh faces. Naturally, Josie's group practically falls into his lap. They are signed and touted everywhere. But, is this the real thing or is the mother of all exploitation plots being hatched? Will Josie and the girls stay sweet and unjaded by their fame? What a fine and fun film this is! Girls will love it, yes, and the guys will love the chance to see three beautiful gals on celluloid. Tara Reid is very, very funny as the slightly dense rocker and Cook is a joy as the talented and pretty leader of the group. Parker Posey and Alan Cummings are terrific as the evil music executives and they appear to be having a ball oozing bad vibes. The costumes, needless to say, are just what a fashion loving female would admire. There is a love story, too, for those who beg for tale of romance. Then, too, the three young rock stars are very good role models for the younger set. Ladies, whatever your age, try to spend a bit of time with Josie and company. The laughs are infectious while the sweetness-versus-evil plot is guaranteed to provide a venue to help you forget your worries and make you smile, smile, smile.


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