Wednesday, June 30, 2004

On the box
Josie and the Pussycats

A children's movie so it's deliberately heavy-handed and OTT but still a funny, delicious satire of pop culture and the forces behind it, educational for the kids. Besides that, Rachael Leigh Cook and Parker Posey are lovely and Alan Cumming is an Englishman doing a camp fake posh accent. Oh, yes, and the music is serviceable pop too - but not both spot-on musically and funny like the 'early period' Rutles (including 'Hold My Hand (Yeah, Yeah)', 'Goose-Step Mama' and 'Blue Suede Schubert') or Spinal Tap.

As Frances McDormand quipped as the mother in Almost Famous, 'Adolescence is a marketing invention'.

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