- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 14, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Featurette: Backstage Pass
- Audio Commentary: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan - Directors
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Music Video:
- Josie and the Pussycats "3 Small Worlds" Video
- Dujour - "Back Door Lover"
- Dujour - "Around The World"
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Crew
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rachael Leigh Cook,
Tara Reid &
Breckin Meyer &
Harry Elfont &
Harry Elfont &
Tracey E. Edmonds &
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Michael Silberkleit &
Variety - 04/09/2001
"This is one sharp pussycat. Sensationally exuberant, imaginatively crafted and intoxicatingly clever..."
Rolling Stone - 05/10/2001
"...Cumming and Posey camp it up in style..."
USA Today - 04/11/2001
"...The bouncy power-pop tunes are pretty good..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/20/2001
"...The movie's got bounce....[Cook] exudes an endearing earnestness in the concert scenes..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2001
"...Competently performed....Embellished with some neat touches..."
Total Film - 09/01/2001
"...Some sly humour and gentle anarchy....Entertaining..."
Uncut - 09/01/2004
"Genius. Disguised as the latest comic-book adaptation for today's bopping teens, this is an astonishing attack on the corporate music biz..."
Josie (Rachel Leigh Cook), Melody (Tara Reid), and Val (Rosario Dawson) are the Pussycats, a struggling rock band hoping for success in the fast-paced music world. Their dreams seem to be coming true when a record producer (Alan Cumming) suddenly signs them up to become the newest number one band in the country, without even listening to their music. Before they can think twice, the girls are made over, given glamorous clothing, and besieged by hordes of trend-worshipping fans, but soon Josie and the gang begin to realize that their music is part of an evil scheme run by MegaRecords executive Fiona (Parker Posey) to control the world by planting subliminal messages in the music of prepackaged, manufactured pop groups. When the Pussycats learn the truth, Fiona will do anything to keep them from getting in the way of her ultimate plan. JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS roars into the new millennium with a dead-on satire of the modern culture of pop music and merchandising (including the fictional group Du Jour, an hilarious parody of boy bands). Simultaneously, JOSIE presents a trio of bubbly but tough female heroes who sound as good as they look, with songs produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The film is a live action interpretation of the comic book from Archie Comics that became a popular animated television series in the 1980s.
- Theatrical Release: April 11, 2001