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The Critics Were Wrong (Maybe)-Josie And The Pussycats (2001)

Every generation has it’s childhood icons. These are the characters and the stories that defined our early years and stay with us long after we have grown up.

Hollywood likes to remake some of those childhood icons. Sometimes the remakes are good and sometimes they are not so good.

In 2001, Josie And The Pussycats, a live action version of the 1970’s cartoon was released.

Josie McCoy (Rachael Leigh Cook), Valerie Brown (Rosario Dawson) and Melody Valentine (Tara Reid) are a small town band who are trying to break into the business. The latest and greatest boy boy band, DuJour, has suddenly disappeared and the girls suddenly on top of the music charts. But what happened to DuJour and does the sudden success of Josie And The Pussycats have something to do with their disappearance?

This movie is just dumb. Unless your were about 15 at the time. But underneath all of that, there is an underlying message of being true to yourself and not simply following the crowd.

Were the critics wrong? I would have to say no on this one.

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