Bratz (2007 film)
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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|
|Edited by||Jeff Canavan|
|Box office||$26 million|
Bratz, is a 2007 American musical comedy film based on the Bratz line of cartoon characters and dolls. The film is directed by Sean McNamara and stars Nathalia Ramos, Skyler Shaye, Logan Browning and Janel Parrish. It was released by Lionsgate on August 3, 2007.
Four friends — Cloe (Skyler Shaye), Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), Sasha (Logan Browning), and Jade (Janel Parrish) — are about to start high school. Self-centered 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. Cloe is an amazing 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 even though she hasn't realized yet. 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 years 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 Cloe.
- Nathalia Ramos as Yasmin
- Logan Browning as Sasha
- Janel Parrish as Jade
- Skyler Shaye as Cloe
- 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
- Carl Hancock Rux as Mr. Whitman
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 reality show on her personal life.
Bratz received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, gives the film a rating of 9%, based on 77 reviews, with an average rating 3/10. The site's critical consensus, "Full of mixed messages and dubious role-models, Bratz is too shallow even for its intended audience." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 21 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
Awards and nominations
It was nominated for 5 Golden Raspberry Awards in 2007, but "won" none.
- Worst Picture (lost to I Know Who Killed Me)
- Worst Actress for Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos and Skyler Shaye (lost as a tie to Lindsay Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me (as the characters of Aubrey and Dakota)
- Worst Supporting Actor for Jon Voight (lost to Eddie Murphy in Norbit (as the character of Mr. Wong)
- Worst Screen Couple for Any combination of two totally airheaded characters (lost to Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan ("as the yang to her own yin") in I Know Who Killed Me)
- Worst Remake or Rip-off ("a rip-off if there ever was one") (lost to I Know Who Killed Me)
Bratz grossed $10 million in North America and $16 million in other territories for a total gross of $26 million.
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $4.2 million, finishing in 10th at the box office.
The film was released on DVD on November 27, 2007.
|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 at Metacritic