Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

“Heath Ledger is the new Matt Damon. ” – Mr. Moviefone

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Aug 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A popular new girl-band is used by a new producer to deliver subliminal messages to the masses.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve been curious about for years due to the fact that I was a fan of the cartoon characters this was based on.

I always suspected that it probably wouldn’t be as good as my memory told me the comic was, so I stayed far away for quite a long time.

I finally decided to check it out.

Unfortunately, I was right.

This film is bit too silly and despite having a fun look that feels both retro and modern, it never seems to find its stride along the way.

The cast is ok but none of them stick out among the others which makes it even harder to care more about the situations and characters.

Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid have nice chemistry together as the band.

The music is done well and that adds a bit to the way it plays out.

The comic book aspects translate well onto the screen, but I would have expected something far more mature and coherent.

MovieRob’s Favorite 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. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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