Josie and the Pussycats

Year: 
2001
Rated: 
PG-13
Genre: 
Cartoon Remake
Director: 
Harry Elfont
Deborah Kaplan
Writer(s): 
Harry Elfont
Deborah Kaplan
Actor(s): 
Rachael Leigh Cook
Tara Reid
Rosario Dawson
Alan Cumming
Parker Posey
Runtime: 
98
Rating: 
Two BOBs
Review: 

The best thing about this film was the dopey Boy Band, Du Jour (French for "of the day"). They were unbelievably GAY - but not any more so that real Boy Bands, like NSYNC or The Backstreet Boys. I was surprised by their nasty song, 'Backdoor Lover.'

The film was pretty funny, but not for the obvious reasons that the average teen audience would find funny. Didn't they realize that this movie was making fun of them? How could they laugh at the fact that this film flat out says that they are low IQ, trend following imbeciles that will slurp up whatever marketing ploys that the big corporations put in front of them?

The product placement in this film was mind-numbing. Of course, it was a part of the plot - but I'm sure it added a pretty penny to the production budget as well. I don't think could wash myself with a Fry Guy and take myself seriously as a human being.

Carson Daly is the Antichrist.

Tara Reid made me want to kill. I know she was supposed to be goofy and dumb, but it was just grating. I actually applauded when she was killed in Urban Legend.

I like Parker Posey. See the The House of Yes.

Professor Sean loves this movie. At first, I thought he was just a pedophile, but it was pretty entertaining - for a teen movie.

 

"If I wasn't a key player in this whole subliminal message thing, we could totally date!" - Carson Daly