Josie And The Pussycats parents guide

Josie And The Pussycats

Overall C+

Jumping to the top of the charts faster than a cat can climb a tree, Josie and the Pussycats don't know that Wyatt uses rock star wannabes to further a huge brainwashing project operated by his boss Fiona.

Release date April 11, 2001

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use B

Why is Josie And The Pussycats rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Josie And The Pussycats PG-13 for language and mild sensuality.

Run Time: 98 minutes

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Josie And The Pussycats
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Josie And The Pussycats rated PG-13? Josie And The Pussycats is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language and mild sensuality.

Overall: C+
Just a cat’s whisker better than most TV animations turned real, Josie has some fun music and a story about media manipulation that, a least for a few minutes, is somewhat engaging. However, no matter what the Archie comics website advises, we feel the PG-13 rating is justified due to language. As well, these girls are big on flesh and short on fabric.

Violence: B-
Two men (one of them the pilot) parachute from a plane, leaving the four other occupants aboard to die. After exchanging verbal insults, a man and a woman exchange physical hits. Two women are set up to be alone so two men with baseball bats can try and kill them. Two women physically fight, including hair pulling. Woman and man physically fight. Core plot involves criminal use of media for mind control, with U.S. government approval.

Sexual Content: C+
In nearly every scene, Josie and her band members are dressed in tiny outfits that reveal a lot of leg, cleavage, and at times are somewhat transparent or form fitting across their breasts. Other sexual content: Opening song has a double sexual meaning on the soundtrack CD (see our music review), but words are obscured by screaming fans. Girl holds sign with the name of the band written on it, but it is intentionally positioned to create a double sexual meaning. Man and woman launch insults at each other, including mentioning breast and penile implants. Woman asks for change for a tampon. Woman briefly seen in an even briefer bikini. Shoulder shots of girls seen in shower and bathtub. Girls offer to expose tattoos on their bodies, but the scene cuts before we see them. Man touches woman’s back while she’s wearing a revealing backless top. Naked man- except for a carefully positioned guitar. Unmarried man and woman kiss.

Language: C
No extreme profanities heard. Otherwise, at least: 2 moderate profanities, 1 written anatomical slang term, 22 mild profanities, 9 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B
Social drinking.

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Josie And The Pussycats
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated Mature Theme
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Josie And The Pussycats"

Cast and Crew

Josie And The Pussycats is directed by and stars Rachael Leigh Cook.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Josie And The Pussycats movie is August 14, 2001. Here are some details…

While we didn’t review the DVD edition of Josie And The Pussycats, we provide this information for your convenience:

DVD Release Information:

  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Theatrical release date: April 11, 2001
  • DVD release date: August 14, 2001
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Production company: Universal/MCA
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
DVD Extras:
  • Commentary by director and producer.
  • “Backstage Pass” featurette.
  • Deleted footage.

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