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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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Taglines:

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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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, 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

To stay with the 'consumer economy' tone of the film, from beginning to end there are approximately 73 companies who have product placements shown; from logos to actual items ranging in entertainment, electronics, fashion, food, hygiene, and cars. No money was received from all the product placements in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Josie, Mel and Val are taken to the salon to get facials and other stuff done Mel is wearing yellowish eye shadow, then the salon people put pink eye shadow on her. It alternates between yellow and pink in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Josie McCoy: What are you gonna do? Kill me with the guitar?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

An alternative 'PG' rated version was released (supposedly to gather more of a family related audience). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jem Reacts to the New Jem and the Holograms Trailer (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

If You're Happy and You Know It
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Tara Reid
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Movie has a bold message, executed with brilliant humor
30 March 2005 | by tmillen04See all my reviews

This is a movie that satirizes today's pop culture, and does a brilliant job of it. The cast and musical score are excellent and all of its jokes are funny and well placed. People say that the movie becomes what it is making fun of. Well, isn't that the idea? The movie is packed with about a billion logos appearing everywhere you look in the background, and a scene with an audience of cardboard cut-out celebrities. These are there to add to the atmosphere of the film. This movie is very strong, very well done, and has a real sense of humor. To top it off, it's led by a band with music that's so good you can't even tell they're not real. If you haven't seen it, go watch it. I'd recommend buying the soundtrack as well.


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