Josie and the Pussycats

Critics Consensus

This live-action update of Josie and the Pussycats offers up bubbly, fluffy fun, but the constant appearance of product placements seems rather hypocritical.



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User Ratings: 71,524
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The latest fashion trends, designer labels and status symbols mean nothing to Josie, Melody and Val. They are more interested in creating their own home-grown rocker chic fashions and singing their own kind of rock music from their garage, while dreaming that one day they will make it big. When they are "discovered" by a band manager Wyatt, who instantly delivers a recording contract with Mega Records, it looks as if Josie and the Pussycats are on their way to the top. Before long, the girls have the number one single in the country, but they soon begin to suspect foul play. Realizing they are pawns in an evil attempt by the record label's maniacal CEO Fiona, to control the youth of America, the girls vow to clear their names and kick some major corporate butt while they're at it!

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Rachael Leigh Cook
as Josie McCoy
Rosario Dawson
as Valerie Brown
Tara Reid
as Melody Valentine
Alan Cumming
as Wyatt Frame
Gabriel Mann
as Alan M.
Paulo Costanzo
as Alexander Cabot
Missi Pyle
as Alexandra Cabot
Tom Butler
as Agent Kelly
Katherine Isabelle
as Laughing Girl
Seth Green
as Travis
Carson Daly
as Himself
Eugene Levy
as Himself
Faedragh Carpenter
as Teenage Fan
Justin Chatwin
as Teenage Fan
Marites Pineda
as Teenage Fan
Kimberly Rimer
as Wedding Dress Girl
Corinne Reilly
as Aquarium Tour Guide
Marnie Alton
as Laughing Girl
Nicole Fraissinet
as Megastore Girl
Jessica Murdoch
as Megastore Girl
Juliana Wimbles
as Megastore Girl
Zak Santiago
as Megastore DJ
David Kopp
as College Dude
Sean J. Dory
as College Dude
Heather Robertson
as Unstylish Girl
Hiro Kanagawa
as Japanese Delegate
Kurt Max Runte
as German Delegate
Claude De Martino
as French Delegate
Colin Foo
as Chinese Delegate
Balinder Johal
as Sri-Lankan Delegate
Enuka Okuma
as Fahion Team
Clay St. Thomas
as Fahion Team
Erin Fitzgerald
as Slang Team
Linda Koo
as Slang Team
Jann T. Carl
as Himself
Stuart Lilley
as New Josie Fan
Chris Lovick
as New Josie Fan
Natalye Vivian
as New Josie Fan
Karalee Patereson
as Pointing Fan
Aries Spears
as The Other Carson Daly
Dion Johnstone
as Federal Agent
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  • Jan 17, 2019
    I liked the energy and the fun of the film, but it is scattered with the storyline and it ruins what could have been a cult gem. As a fan of the Archie line of comics, you are in nerd heaven here, they mention Riverdale and various little comments along the way. I'm actually amazed they threw so much money at this film, which is typical of the Hollywood style of filmmaking. A quiet and indie film would have connected better with the target audience. The end result is mixed and only offering fun for the first half of the movie. I liked it, but I was relaxed on a lot of the story beat flaws that hurt the film in the end. Great casting, but incoherent tone results in a film with no true identity. I wanted to love this and hoped it might be a cult film for the new generation. Sadly no. 13/01/2019.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2013
    Josie and the Pussycats is an awful mess of a film. The film is poorly constructed with a bland, boring script, a terrible choice of actors and stupid. The film is a waste of celluloid and it insults the viewers' intelligence. Do yourself a favor and skip this film. I was forced to watch this and it was painful from start to finish. I really hated the film and it was a big waste of time. Tara Reid is a horrible actress that just has no talent to speak. This film is proof that studios will green light anything to make a quick buck. I'm all for a good comedy, but crap like this has no place in the cinematic genre. Watch something else instead; this is not worth your time. With a poor direction and a sloppily written script, Josie and the Pussycats fails to entertain. This is an awful comedy that just doesn't cut it. The dialogue is cringe worthy, the jokes are horrible and fall flat there is no substance here and it's a train wreck of a movie that never should have seen the light of day.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2009
    DON'T JUDGE ME!!! It came on tv, and I was bored. The only reasons I'm giving it so many stars: -Tara Reid beat up Carson Daly, LOL. -That boy band, and their subsequent almost destruction by plane crash and near fatal attack by Metallica fans was AWESOME!!! -Both Parker Posey and Missy Pyle were utterly insane in a superrad way, as usual. -HAHA at Alan Cummings the albino!!!
    alex m Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2008
    Even though you except nothing but the worst, this film is actually well written with love to spare.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer

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