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Okay, confession time. When I was a kid, Josie and the Pussycats was one of my favorite cartoons. Technically, I preferred Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, but the regular version was fine, too.
I say that to say this: My love for the cartoon directly influenced my enjoyment of this movie. Well, that, and the fact that it was incredibly self-aware. When it works, self-awareness can be great.
Whatever happened to Rachael Lee Cook, anyway? All three of the main characters did great jobs. The only characters here who weren’t that great were Alexander and Alexandra, but they weren’t in much of the film.
This film came out in 2001, so there were still quite a few 90′s influences hanging around. For what it was, it worked, though. No complaints here.
If the TIWAM scoring system was in a cartoon, it would be flashing “TILT TILT TILT” right now.
Part of me wants to give this a 1 because there is no scene in this movie that doesn’t have at least 5 products shown. Part of me wants to give it a 3, because the product placement is satirical in nature. Part of me wants to give it a 2 because, even though it’s poking fun at product placement, it’s still product placement.
I guess I have to go down the middle.
Despite the fact that merely thinking about this movie is enough to get the Josie and the Pussycats theme song stuck in my head (the original one, not the re-written one they used in the closing credits of this film), I still decided to keep it.
In closing, no review of Josie and the Pussycats would be complete without this video, which, along with the equally-great Jabberjaw video, was a major influence in the development of my artistic style back in the day.