Bratz: The Movie
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|Bratz The Movie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sean McNamara|
|Produced by||Isaac Larian
|Screenplay by||Susan Estelle Jansen|
|Story by||Adam De La Peña
|Music by||John Coda|
|Editing by||Jeff Canavan|
|Studio||Crystal Sky Pictures
|Running time||102 minutes|
Bratz: The Movie, or simply Bratz, is a 2007 American live-action film based on the Bratz line of cartoon characters and dolls. The screenplay was written by John Doolittle and Susie Singer Carter.
The four friends: Chloe (Skyler Shaye), Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), Sasha (Logan Browning), and Jade (Janel Parrish), are about to start high school. Self-centered Head girl Meredith Baxter Dimly (Chelsea Kane) wants everyone to belong to a clique, and goes about organizing people. She does not like the independent spirit of the four girls and plots to destroy their friendship and make them conform to her pre-fabricated cliques. Chloe is an ace soccer player. She meets Cameron (Stephen Lunsford) and is instantly smitten. Sasha is recruited as a cheerleader. Jade joins the science kids and meets Dexter (Chet Hanks) and designs great outfits. Yasmin joins journalism, even though her real passion is singing. She also feels lonely as her friends are busy with their own cliques. She also meets Dylan (Ian Nelson), who is deaf but can lip read. The friends begin to drift apart, as they are compelled to stay within their cliques. Two year later, when an accidental food fight causes them to get detention, they realize that they miss being BFFs and decide to be friends again. They also try to get the other schoolmates to socialize outside their cliques, but their attempts fail when Meredith's 2nd Super Sweet 16 party (which ends disastrously) has them seated with their original cliques. The upcoming talent show and its prize of a scholarship gives them the idea to bring all the cliques together again with an act, but the chances are slim with Meredith's constant attempts to steal the spotlight. In the end, there is a tie. Meredith gets the trophy, but the girls get the scholarship, which they later give to Chloe. This upsets Meredith, who thought her act was the best.
- Logan Browning as Sasha
- Janel Parrish as Jade
- Nathalia Ramos as Yasmin
- Skyler Shaye as Chloe
- Chelsea Kane as Meredith Baxter Dimly
- Anneliese van der Pol as Avery
- Malese Jow as Quinn
- Ian Nelson as Dylan
- Stephen Lunsford as Cameron
- Jon Voight as Principal Dimly
- Lainie Kazan as Bubbie
- Emily Rose Everhard as Cherish Dimly
- Chet Hanks as Dexter
Paula Abdul was dropped from the production before completion. She was originally enlisted to provide wardrobe designs, choreograph the film, executive produce, as well as hold a role in the film. This was revealed on Hey Paula, her own reality show on her personal life. It has been speculated her erratic behavior may have been a reason behind her involvement in the film being cut.
Bratz: The Movie received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics; the film currently holds a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; the consensus reads: "Full of mixed messages and dubious role-models, Bratz is too shallow even for its intended audience." The movie currently has a 21% rating on Metacritic, and a 2.7/10 rating on IMDB.
It was also nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards in 2007 including Worst Picture, Worst Actress for Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos and Skyler Shaye, Worst Supporting Actor for Jon Voight, Worst Screen Couple for Any combination of two totally airheaded characters and Worst Remake or Rip-off ("a rip-off if there ever was one").
Bratz: The Movie opened at #10 at the box office. In its entire theatrical run, it earned a worldwide gross of $21,010,209.
|Song||Chiefly Sung By||Other Singers||Scene|
|"Fabulous"||Meredith||None||My Super Sweet 16 Party|
|"It's All About Me"||Meredith||Meredettes||School Talent Show|
|"Bratitude"||Bratz||some students of the school||School Talent Show|
|"Open Eyes"||Bratz||None||MTV Video Music Awards Pre-show|
|"Express Yourself"||(Background Music) Black Eyed Peas||None||When Jade is showing off the outfit she changed into on the first day|
|"Rockstar"||(Background Music)Prima J||None||My Super Sweet 16 Party|
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- Bratz: The Movie at Box Office Mojo
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