Josie and the Pussycats (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

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Critic 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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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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Cast

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
Seth Green
as Travis
Katharine Isabelle
as Laughing Girl
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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Critic Reviews for Josie and the Pussycats

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (32)

This self-styled self-reflexive comedy asks the question, just how stupid are teenagers?

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is one sharp pussycat.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

Aaaaah, what a classic!

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Their cool-to-be-cruel stance is too hip for the room and a likely turnoff for preteen girls who don't like fluff balls laced with bile.

April 18, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

When on work release from the Von Trier festival, I like such cheap thrills.

Full Review… | April 16, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

The concept is so hypocritical, it's like Britney Spears calling Christina Aguilera underdressed and overexposed.

Full Review… | April 13, 2001
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Josie and the Pussycats

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 roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Even though you except nothing but the worst, this film is actually well written with love to spare.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

½

This jerk teen comedy film based upon the Archie Comics in the story is not very entertaining to me. The three Pussycats are, of course, very hot but the dilemma they are placed in is all too cute to be appealing for boys.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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