Box art for Josie And The Pussycats

Josie And The Pussycats

comedy


Three girl rockers get the chance of a lifetime when a band manager (Alan Cumming) signs them to a recording contract, but soon find themselves part of a CEO's (Parker Posey) evil plot!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    53%
  • Audience Score
    52%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Movie rates itself out of an ideal audience.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that without the rough language that secured this movie's PG-13 rating, the ideal audience for this movie would be that neglected category of 7-12 year old girls, who might find it fun to see Barbie dolls come to life and who might find the message of loyalty and independence empowering. But the language gives it a sour overtone that makes it inappropriate for that group as well.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why teenagers seem to want to conform, and how they can make sure that they decide what they like and don't like and want and don't want based on what is right for them and not on what the rest of the group is doing. They should also talk about the messages we all get about what to buy and how we respond to them.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Once again the nostalgia of our youth has been strip-mined for a Hollywood remake . . . At least this one doesn't have any CGI talking-dog monstrosities in it

- Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com, Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Fresh: Boasts a self-referential irreverence that gleefully attacks pop culture by using members of pop culture

- Dan Jardine, Cinemania, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: It's amazing that writer-directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont sustain this in-jokey screwball punk musical satire as long as they do.

- David Edelstein, Slate, Friday, April 13, 2001

Audience Reviews

3 stars

This is a fun movie.

- LitelBluHli, Sunday, December 2, 2007

3 stars

A totally chick flick. A satirical comedy with a lot of pop culture references, and a good way of mocking the way people buy oreat or drinka product just because its trendy. Although it has some funny moments the story was kinda corny and and a cheesy plot. The cast was good, Rachel Leigh Cook looking gorgeous and with a decent performance, Tara Reid so pretty but its role wasso cute and corny that she annoys me, Rosario Dawson seems to me that she was uncomfortable and wasn't enjoying her acting, Alan Cumming was great and funny with his role of the geek guy trying to be a cool singers manager aswell as Parker POsey, she was so hilarious, a villiand who was a nerd in her past trying to convince everyone to like her with subliminal messages on music. These two actors make this movie a little worthy wit its pricelessly performances. The music was really good, maybe one of the few good things of the movie. The costume design was ridiculous, I mean there's no way peolpe would dress like that. In conclusion this movie would be enjoyable for a boring sunday afternoon and to watch just once.

- barrys, Tuesday, July 31, 2007

3 stars

Decent enough.

- gatorgirl13, Tuesday, May 29, 2007