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Jem and the Holograms

Jem and the Holograms

Jon M Chu (2015)

118min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This musical drama based on a 1980s cartoon charts the rags-to-riches story of Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples), a teenage girl who decides to film herself while performing a song in her bedroom.Later that night, her sister uploads the video to YouTube, and it goes viral in a very short space of time. The next morning, influential music executive Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis) signs up Jerrica and her three siblings to do shows in LA. As the girls move into a lavish mansion, the film skips from one unbelievable development to the next, with Jerrica/Jem becoming a global sensation after two pop-up concerts. Admittedly, Peeples is reasonably charming as the reluctant superstar, while Lewis is fun to watch as the bitchy, narcissistic pop mogul. But the film is just too long and unconvincing, offering very little in terms of drama or believability.

Summary

A small-town singer creates a bold alternate identity for herself, and records a music video. The song becomes an internet sensation and she soon finds her alter ego becoming a huge star - but risks losing touch with the things that matter the most to her. Drama based on the 1980s cartoon series, starring Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott and Molly Ringwald.

Cast & Crew

Jerrica / Jem Aubrey Peeples
Aunt Bailey Molly Ringwald
Erica Raymond Juliette Lewis
Rio Ryan Guzman
Aja Hayley Kiyoko
Kimber Stefanie Scott
Young Jerrica Isabella Rice
Emmett Benton Barnaby Carpenter
Pizazz Kesha
Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
Chris Pratt Chris Pratt
Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson
Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon
Director Jon M Chu
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Released on: 12 Feb 2016

Drama

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