PG-13 | | Comedy, Music
A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music.
Co-director Harry Elfont revealed during the film's 16th anniversary celebration in 2017 that Beyoncé, Aaliyah, and TLC's Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes all auditioned for the film. They read Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes twice, as she really wanted to play the role. Elfont says Beyoncé was shy and quiet, while Aaliyah was more serious and thoughtful, whereas the film is a comedy.
Wyatt, show these lovely girls what we have for them this evening.
Melody: A car! Val, I won a car!
Fiona: No, you didn't win a car.
Melody: Oh my God, you won a car!
Fiona: Nobody won a car!
When Josie is playing the guitar in her room, in the mirror under the arm that's strumming, Alan M. is standing behind her.
In the version of "Josie and the Pussycats" released outside North America, the Universal logo transforms into the tongue stud of a screaming fan. (Universal's logo comes before Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's on the American prints; internationally it's the other way around.)
The DVD features several deleted scenes, including a much longer introduction to Fiona at the MegaRecords party.
$4,562,455 (USA) (15 April 2001)
$14,252,830 (USA) (20 May 2001)