“DuJour means family!” The opening scene of 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats is one of my favorite comedic movie scenes. Watch!
First, you need to be aware that I think 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats is one of the most underrated movies of all time. If the same movie came out today, people would get it. But, let’s face it, we’re a more cynical world now. So, if you haven’t seen it in a while or at all, find it online – it’s streaming somewhere. While the movie itself focuses on the titular girl band, it kicks off with a super popular boyband meeting their potential demise. (Don’t worry, I’m not ruining the movie.)
Before Josie and the Pussycats (Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid) became pop-punk superstars, DuJour was topping the charts. In the scene below, the boy band (Seth Green, Donald Faison, Alex Martin, and Breckin Meyer) is traveling with their manager (Alan Cumming) to their next gig when their private plane experiences “mechanical failure.” It sounds tragic, but it’s one of the funniest scenes in the movie.