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Jem and the Holograms (2015)

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As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

Director:

Jon M. Chu

Writer:

Ryan Landels (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Peeples ... Jerrica / Jem
Stefanie Scott ... Kimber
Aurora Perrineau ... Shana
Hayley Kiyoko ... Aja
Molly Ringwald ... Aunt Bailey
Isabella Kai ... Young Jerrica (as Isabella Rice)
Barnaby Carpenter Barnaby Carpenter ... Emmett Benton
Jason Kennedy Jason Kennedy ... Jason Kennedy
Nathan Moore ... Zipper
Juliette Lewis ... Erica Raymond
Ryan Guzman ... Rio
Justin Alastair Justin Alastair ... Esteban
Mischke Butler Mischke Butler ... Vocal Coach
Samantha Newark ... Hair Stylist
Christopher Scott ... Choreographer
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Storyline

As a small-town girl Jerrica lives an unexceptional life until she takes on a secret identity inspired by her music. She becomes Jem: the bold, stunning and absolutely fearless singer that catapults from an underground video sensation to global superstar overnight. But when it seems that she may lose touch with the things that really matter the most, Jerrica and her band of three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey, discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Written by JRemingtonW

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Every Generation Needs a Voice


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material including reckless behavior, brief suggestive content and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Jon M. Chu and the film's creative team gave the fans of the original Jem (1985) TV series a chance to participate in the film by filming themselves talking about how the show inspired them. Several fans sent in videos, with most of them showing off their Jem memorabilia. However, the filmmakers took the footage and edited it to make it look like the fans were talking about the film's version of Jem, sparking controversy and anger with original fans. The filmmakers defended this decision however, stating that it was a way to pay tribute to the fans and the original series while seamlessly incorporating it into the film's version of events. See more »

Goofs

There are several points during the performance of the song "Youngblood" that Jerrica's mouth does not move, yet she can still be heard singing. See more »

Quotes

Jem: Showtime synergy.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: Erica recruits the Misfits to help her stop Jem. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 1st Viewing: Mulan II (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Cold Blooded
Written by Ida Maria and Anthony Rossomando
Performed by Ida Maria
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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they literally raped the cartoon
19 August 2016 | by woundedheartx1See all my reviews

"Jem and Holograms" is just a bad, freakin move. I can't put it simpler than that.In case you're wondering, I grew up on the Hasbro produced cartoon int he 80's, it was great, cool songs, fun fashion and funky characters, and contrary to popular belief, they did tackle some issues, like drug abuse, post traumatic combat disorder, absentee fathers, love triangles, sexual identity, jealousy, etc. Damn good cartoon. All of this makes the movie such an incredible disappointment!

Just on it's own this movie blows chunks, we start of with shaky cam, and we get this again and again. Then we are introduced to Jem, unfortunately Audrey Peeples has the charisma of a limp carrot. Sorry, but that hurts. What follows from director Chu, who apparently never met a scene he didn't like, is boring, boring and well, boring. There's no reason to care about this, the message goes against the very concept of the plot. Synergy, a rather cool holographic babe on the cartoon, is reduced to a cheesy looking 80's style robot from Kenner!! One horrendous scene has Jem and girls harmonizing for Rio, this develops into nothing,but goes on for like 20 minutes!!!

Seriously this movie hurt my brain, it literally made me sick, it is the cinematic equivalent off root canal. Didn't anyone ever hear of editing!? 2hrs to tell this story !?!?!? SO much of this movie is WTF, but I did give it 3 or 10. Why u might ask? Juliette Lewis as Erica Raymond nails her character, she's spot on snarky and the only fun character in the flick. Plus there is a entertaining cameo that pops up in the middle of the credits. Alos,well they did get the names right...


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,375,320, 25 October 2015

Gross USA:

$2,184,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,333,684
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2.35 : 1
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