Josie and the Pussycats

 (1,615)5.51 h 38 min2001X-RayPG
The classic animated pop-rock band comes to big screen life! Josie & The Pussycats are talented but struggling when a manager with evil intentions gives the trio their big break! With Tara Reid, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey.
Harry ElfontDeborah Kaplan
Rachael Leigh CookRosario DawsonTara Reid
Arts, Entertainment, and Culture
English [CC]
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Parker PoseyAlan CummingGabriel MannPaulo CostanzoMissy PyleTom ButlerCarson DalyMissi Pyle
Marc PlattTracey E. EdmondsChuck GrimesTony Derosa-Grund
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Hillary SchindlerReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
underrated fun movie
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if you're a big fan of the comics and looking for an extension to that, this movie is NOT for you. It has nothing to do with the comics other than they share a title. This movie is meant to be satire and makes fun of itself in the movie. "why are you even here?" "i'm here, bc i was in the comic books"
i love this movie bc of all the conspiracy theories. Anyone who loves conspiracy videos on YouTube will enjoy this movie. The thinking in this movie was WAY ahead of it's time, that's why i think it did so bad.
cute story with progressive thinking and a happy ending. what more could you want?
6 people found this helpful
iDizzyReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my fav comedies of all time!
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This movie came out in 2000 and it was WAY ahead of its time and many people just couldn't get into it. I loved it then and still love it now. If you're a fan of music and mainstream pop culture this is a must watch. The obvious product placement in this movie actually has a purpose in the story. Great soundtrack if you dig bubblegum punk rock. The comedy is just straight up silly and fun and Allen Cummins is great at playing a comical villain and a show stealer.
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Daniel FrantzReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun movie for those that get it
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Remember seeing this in the theatres the first time. My friend and I thought maybe we had gone into the wrong movie at first because there was a boyband on the screen singing a song. When we heard the lyrics, we knew we were in the right place. Its a satire and obviously a satire, which is why it saddens me to see bad reviews for this movie mentioning all of the advertising.

Brilliant cast, witty, charming, great soundtrack. Definitely a great movie all around, however it is not something most kids would like, I don't think. Even though the animated show was much like Scooby Doo, this movie is not like the Scooby Doo live action flicks.
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C. LaraReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best decision I've made all year
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"Josie and the Pussy Cats is the best movie ever!"
I only had this on VHS and have been wanting to watch it so badly.... Now I watch it like Once a month at least just like Mean Girls hahaha This movie is super underrated
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Jason ScottReviewed in the United States on August 31, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious! ("The Greatest Movie of All Time!") Great fun if you, too, are skeptical of the value of marketing these days. :)
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Anyone who thinks that marketing and advertising are the downfall of society will LOVE this movie. It continually pokes fun at the big-time marketing machines that churn out everything from rock bands (like the Band Du Jour) and automobiles to clothing, make-up, food and everything else. Practically every scene is loaded with over-the-top visual digs at marketers. And the dialogue contains some great one-liners and sly references to pop-culture from years gone by ("Take the Chevy to the levy"). The movie isn't supposed to have a great story or even great acting -- that's not the point of Josie and the Pussycats. It's all about the ridiculousness of marketing today and how so many of us fall for it. But I will say that the mostly up-and-comer stars did an admirable job, particularly Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Parker Posy and others.
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Christopher MaselliReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars
Difference between PG-13 and PG Versions...
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I've seen both versions and here are the differences between the two:
The PG-13 version is the theatrical version, widescreen. It contains a bit of language and suggestive dialogue--enough to make it PG-13.
The PG version is an "edited" version that was cleaned up enough to make it pass for PG, which is what the original creator wanted. IT IS FULL FRAME. Every site you go to will say it's widescreen, but it's NOT. It is full frame--so be aware of that. Other than that, the extras, DTS and DD5.1 sound, etc, is exactly the same as the original.
Most of the edits made in the PG version are stuff you won't notice because they just cut a scene a few seconds early. (For instance, in the PG-13 opening video, Melody is holding a sign that says "Honk if you love Pussycats," but the "cats" is cut off--in the PG version, you don't see this clip in the video at all. They replaced it with something else.) However, there are TWO bits of dialogue where they did voice-overs. Both times it's the bad guys ranting and you can tell their lips move differently from the "cleaner" dialogue that's inserted. It's just like watching a cleaned-up movie on TV in those two small parts.
I should also add that the ONLY place I could find online that had the PG version is Amazon. For both the PG and PG-13 version, they show the same picture, BUT instead of the purple "Widescreen" bar at the top, the PG version ACTUALLY has a pink band at the top that says "This Film Edited for Family Viewing." On the back it says 1.33:1 Full Frame.
Personally, I own the PG version because I prefer it--and the language is totally out of place in this film. But it's a sacrifice since you lose the widescreen.
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betpReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Love the female friendships, the music, and looking at Rachel Leigh Cook (duh), but I think the anti capitalist message is oversimplified and heavy-handed. No, Eric Idle isn't conspiring to make you brainwashed, but yes, people are manipulated on a grand scale and major corporations are monopolies that should be disbanded. Present company excluded, OBVIOUSLY!!!!! :) :) :) :)

Anyway yeah, fun movie.
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Paul BielaczycReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars
Subtle and well done
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When I first heard about this movie, my main interest was to hear its satire of pop boy bands. I then learned of its incessant use of ad placements, which occur in over 75% of the scenes in the movie. I was a little apprehensive to watch this after learning that fact, but I am glad I decided to watch it. The movie has a very subtle attack on today's use of advertising, and it is a very well developed joke with a well placed punch line. The night of watching this film, I had to get the soundtrack. The music selection in this film is very nice, if you like female punk; though I never listened to punk much, I had to buy the soundtrack. The other songs on the soundtrack are two parodies of boy bands, performed by Du Jour, an aptly named band in the film. Both songs provide a humorous look at contemporary boy bands from two different points of view (one being slightly inappropriate for younger audiences), but they are subtle and only add to the film's approach to music and movies in today's society. While some of the humor is a little more risqué for younger audiences, I think overall it has appeal from early teenage years up through college students. I hope the DVD has some nice features, but this film alone makes it worth the purchase.
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