Josie and the PussycatsApril 11, 2001
A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music in this send up of the music industry and pop culture.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 5.1/10 (12,941 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson
For years, the record industries have inserted subliminal messages into music so that they can turn teenagers into braindead 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 ditzy Melody, and the tough Valerie, from Josie and the Pussycats, a small band who wants to make it to the big top. 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?
Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Rachael Leigh Cook
The Other Carson Daly
(as Alex Martin)
here kitty, kitty, kitty…
Release Date: 11 April 2001
Filming Locations: 41st Avenue at Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,562,455
(15 April 2001)
(20 May 2001)
Did You Know?
Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid had to go to a "Band Camp" for two weeks to learn how to play the actual songs in the movie.
When Wyatt and Fiona are watching the girls at the big party, their monitor starts out with no text. The shot cuts to Wyatt and Fiona talking, then back to the monitor which now has the surveillance camera's location along the bottom.
We tried to warn you… The message on your mirror
That was you? Dujour was in my bathroom!
Movie has a bold message, executed with brilliant humor
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.