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"Josie And The Pussycats" Remains The Best Movie Ever

It says so right there in the script. Did this movie really happen?

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So, friends, let us flash back to 2001, when this bit of cinematic glory graced our theaters and changed lives:

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Brought to us by the directing team of Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, also responsible for '90s teen classic Can't Hardly Wait.

It rarely gets its due, but it's time. It's time to appreciate all the wisdom contained in this cinematic masterpiece. Cue up the soundtrack and let's take a whirl.

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It was peak turn-of-the-century Rachel Leigh Cook.

Do not argue with me on this. It is fact. She's All That? Pfffft. Josie and The Pussycats remains the best thing Cook gave us at the height of her fame, from the spikey haircut to the solid lip-syncing.

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While also featuring Carson Daly as a professionally-brainwashing murder minion.

Daly was engaged to co-star Tara Reid at the time, which made this movie supremely timely. Looking back, though, it's so surreal it's timeless.

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And it made us feel like punk rock prom queens. Talk about multitasking.

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It never flinched in delivering the harsh truths of the world.

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Or, frankly, one whose soundtrack still holds up so well.

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This is honestly just a great song. Shoutout to Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds for producing the soundtrack and Letters From Cleo lead singer Kay Hanley for providing Josie's rocking singing voice.

Even if we were maybe getting brainwashed the whole time?

*Don't join the army if you don't want to. But this is indeed the best movie ever.