Jem and the Holograms (2015)
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as Jem/Jerrica Benton
as Aunt Bailey
as Erica Raymond
as Young Jerrica
as Erica Raymond
as Emmett Benton
as Vocal Coach
as Lindsay Pierce
as Homeless Woman
as Donnie the Reporter
as Stage Manager
as Stephen the Guard
as Young Boy
as young Shana
as Jem Fan Boy
as Jem Fan Boy
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Critic Reviews for Jem and the Holograms
Every line, every twist and every note of music feels painstakingly focus-grouped.
For a movie about someone learning to come out of their shell, Jem and the Holograms is utterly confounding about what it even means to be authentic.
As silly and sometimes nonsensical as it is, the movie is surprisingly sweet and well-intentioned.
What it lacks in humor it makes up for in sheer weirdness -- it's a master class in How Did This Get Made? It feels focus-grouped to within an inch of its life, but it's so strange that it's impossible to imagine what process led us here.
Not being part of the generation that watched the show, I can't vouch for its merits. But it's safe to say that it must be miles ahead of this wan, bloated screen version which forgoes the original's sci-fi and thriller aspects.
Audience Reviews for Jem and the Holograms
It won't let me give this the zero it deserves!!! Never mind I was a fan of the original property, that has nothing to do with it. I'll also ignore the music, again that's not why this movie fails on every level. Let's start with the lack of any real acting talent. The performances are so wooden and stale the could've CG'ed the entire cast an no one would've noticed. Hell, the could've used marionettes and no one would've noticed. This enhanced by a plot that screams someone just read a synopsis of the Original property and wrote a script based on it. The dialogue is laughable when it's not down right infantile. It couldn't be anymore cliched or predictable. What could've been a fun energetic teen film about friendship and music quickly devolves into a painful to watch melodrama that seems better suited to be another film. That's what is wrong here, it seems like someone sold a script about a girl who's anonymous song blows up on youtube and she turns her back on family and long time friends in pursuit of success; only to be manipulated by an "evil" manager. Then the guy who bought said script changed the character names to match a Saturday morning cartoon from the 80's. This is easily one of the top three worst movies I've ever seen I my entire life, and I've seen 50 Shades Of Grey. Watching this film was a form of torture. I has no redeeming qualities, not even eye candy. Avoid like it's a Chernobyl reactor in meltdown.
Disappointed. Even the music was horrible.
Spectacularly awful, Jem and the Holograms is incredibly dumb and cheesy. The plot is ridiculously stupid in all kinds of ways. A young girl named Jerrica Benton becomes an overnight sensation after her sister posts a YouTube video of her singing, and before long she's offered a record contract and is swept up by the glamour and fame; and in the mist of it all, awkwardly thrown in, is a subplot about a robot left to Jerrica by her father that takes her on a scavenger hunt. The acting is abysmal, as the leads seem to be "playacting" their roles as sisters and rock stars. Additionally, the directing is terrible, constantly switching frame size and randomly interjected video messages from fans. However, surprisingly the music is fairly good for generic pop. A total mess from start to finish, Jem and the Holograms is mindless garbage.
Jem and the Holograms Quotes
|Pizazz:||Our songs are better. We're gonna get her.|
|Homeless Woman:||You're Jem, from Jem and the Holograms!|
|Jem/Jerrica Benton:||Mmm, that's right, you sexy slab of cheesecake.|
|Aja:||Did you just quote a Beyonce song?|
|Jem/Jerrica Benton:||Yeah, cuz she got it so right!|
|Shana:||This is a Tetanus shot waiting to happen.|
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