115 user 64 critic

Jem and the Holograms (2015)

2:33 | Trailer
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.


Jon M. Chu


Ryan Landels (screenplay by)
2 nominations. See more awards »





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 Samantha Newark ... Hair Stylist
Christopher Scott ... Choreographer


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Stefanie Scott and Hayley Kiyoko previously appeared together in Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015). See more »


Erica contradicts herself pretty badly in the poolside conversation with Jerrica when she is trying to get her to sign the solo contract. She says she owns the name "Jem" and all rights, which means that Jerrica and the other three girls would've had to have signed a group contract at some point. But then she tries to get Jerrica to sign a solo contract. This would be in breach of the previous contract they signed. There is no way they can be performing under this record label without a deal of some kind in place. And even if no group contract has been signed previously, then that means Erica cannot own the rights to the "Jem" name. See more »


Kimber: You're internet famous. That's like the second best thing to being actually famous.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: The Punisher (1989) (2016) See more »


Written by Fransisca Hall (as Fran Hall), Martin Johnson and Anjulie (as Anjulie Persaud)
Performed by Aubrey Peeples, Aurora Perrineau, Stefanie Scott
Courtesy of School Boy Records and Republic Records
See more »

User Reviews

Not Jem. No holigrams.
26 October 2015 | by blades_n_stoneSee all my reviews

Dear Hollywood. This is how to do it wrong. Take a much loved nostalgia item and childhood institution like Jem, Ignore the source material, alienate the true fan base, Fail to advertise to the tween girl fan base and fail to mention its a family movie suitable for moms and daughters. I hate this movie. Because it is not what it claims to be. Jem and the Holograms. This is Hanna Montana with a be yourself and love your friends final moral.

Advertised as a re imagining(under a different Title) and presented to moms and daughters as a good family movie it could have done well. It is a touching and well told story, The acting is good and the plot is OK. But It is Not Jem. It was not well advertised and Kids now Don't know or care who Jem was. This was a film for 30+ year olds who grew up with it. And had we been given what we remembered we would have rewarded the studio with our money. But it was made for 14 year olds who have seen the same thing before as Hanna Montana.

So ends the one shot we will get at a Jem movie. A badly presented/advertised fraud that was a good family movie and had its potential ignored.

131 of 179 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 115 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jem and the Holograms See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,375,320, 25 October 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | SDDS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed