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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

Writers:

Ryan Landels (screenplay by), Christy Marx (animated series)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Peeples ... Jerrica / Jem
Stefanie Scott ... Kimber
Aurora Perrineau ... Shana
Hayley Kiyoko ... Aja
Molly Ringwald ... Aunt Bailey
Isabella Kai Rice ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,375,320, 25 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,184,640, 5 November 2015
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aubrey Peeples did her own singing in the film. 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

Rio: [on phone] Yes, Jem is glamour and glitter, fashion and fame.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits appear in the form of stickers seen on musical equipment. See more »


Soundtracks

Death Spares (Not the Tiger)
Performed by Steve Wilder Blumenthal
Music by Nathan Lanier
Lyrics by Ryan Landels
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Meh and the Hollowgrams
23 April 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

I'm not sure what the point of calling this Jem and the Holograms is. It bears no real connection to the fun '80s cartoon series. Instead, this is a boring and predictable teen drama that rips off everything from Hannah Montana to Earth to Echo. So you make a property based on an old cartoon and toy line and then proceed to alienate any viewers who might want to check it out for nostalgia's sake. On top of that, your movie kinda blows anyway so you can forget adding any new fans. The songs suck, the actors are forgettable, and the script doesn't have a single original idea. There's also this annoying YouTube crap that keeps popping up. I get it. You're trying to make a Jem for the generation that has such a thing as "YouTube popular." That's an idea that should have been killed in any of the pre-production meetings they undoubtedly had before this thing was made. It's a misfire from start to finish. It likely won't appeal to any of the fans of the original Jem and I can't imagine it will hold much appeal to any younger fans, excepting those who might be crushing on a couple of the actors.


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