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Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 11 April 2001 (USA)
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.
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The Other Carson Daly
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Les (as Alex Martin)
Faedragh Carpenter ...
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Marites Pineda ...
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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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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Josie et les Pussycats  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,562,455 (USA) (15 April 2001)

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$14,252,830 (USA) (20 May 2001)
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Seth Green is one of the members of the boy group Du Jour. He went on to co-create Robot Chicken (2001), which has featured voice work by several other actors in the movie, including Breckin Meyer, Donald Faison, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Rosario Dawson. See more »

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When Melody hits Carson with the Matt Damon cut-out, she drops the cut out as Carson falls off the set. In the next scene the cutout is once again in her hands. See more »

Quotes

FBI Agent Kelly: They'll never see it coming.
Fiona: [under her breath] And neither will you.
FBI Agent Kelly: I'm sorry. What was that?
Fiona: [after long pause] Huh? What?
FBI Agent Kelly: You just said something.
Fiona: No, I didn't.
FBI Agent Kelly: Yes, you did.
Fiona: No, I didn't.
FBI Agent Kelly: Yes you did. I said, "They'll never see it coming," and you said, "And neither will you."
Fiona: [dumbly] I did?
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The MGM lion morphs into a screaming fan. See more »

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Edited from Sweet Dreams (1985) See more »

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(Rock) Superstar
Written by B-Real (as Louis Freese), Larry Muggerud (as Lawrence Muggerud), Senen Reyes
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Movie has a bold message, executed with brilliant humor
30 March 2005 | by (Utah, United States) – See 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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