Jem and the Holograms

Synopsis: As a small-town girl Jerrica lives an unexceptional life until she takes on a secret identity inspired by her music. She becomes Jem: the bold, stunning and absolutely fearless singer that catapults from an underground video sensation to global superstar overnight. But when it seems that she may lose touch with the things that really matter the most, Jerrica and her band of three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey, discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.
Director(s): Jon M. Chu
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.1
Metacritic:
42
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
PG
Year:
2015
118 min
Website
91 Views

I make videos because

it's a part of who I am.

I'm in this constant state of change.

I'm not really myself on my channel.

I'm all these different characters.

Everyone has a secret identity.

Versions of ourselves

that we create to be shared

and liked and followed.

Why else would Facebook

give everyone a wall?

Because after you make

your life look perfect,

you need something to hide behind.

Okay. Much better.

So now you know my real secret identity.

But with all the identities

we have access to online,

there's always been one question I

haven't been quite able to answer.

Which one's the real you?

Now I know that sounds like

something I got off a poster

in my guidance counselor's office,

but that doesn't change the

fact that it's the truth.

Which is what, I, Jerrica Benton,

am here to confess to you,

my closest friend,

the Internet.

I just really never expected

things to get so out of hand.

Especially because less than one month

ago, at the beginning of the summer,

nobody even knew I existed.

I was living the most

unexceptional life

in the least likely place imaginable...

Pineview, California.

Okay.

Here comes the truth.

Hello, welcome to Kimbercam.

So 10 years ago, when I was eight,

I moved here from Los Angeles

with my little sister, Kimber.

Now you know how

some people go online

and over share every tiny,

little detail of their lives?

- Well, Kimber basically invented that.

- Ta-da.

Her life is just an open

e-book for everyone to see,

not that they want to or not.

- I'm waiting.

- Since we live with our Aunt Bailey,

that means we also get to live

with her two foster daughters.

There's Shana, who is a fashionista

who thinks way outside the box.

And Aja, who's a part-time genius,

full-time badass.

Girls, come down and

meet your sisters.

Aunt Bailey took us in 10 years ago

when Kimber and I had

nowhere else to go.

And the five of us have

been a family ever since.

Now there's only one missing

piece, and it's a big one.

My dad, Emmett.

He would call me his diamond

in the rough, or his Jem.

All right, so what I'm trying to

do right now is fix this circuit,

which is giving me lots of problems.

But try and try again, so...

He was an inventor, a dreamer,

always working on his

greatest creation.

5-1-N-3-R-G-Y.

Or what he'd call "Synergy."

Even though his philosophy was to

always finish what you've started,

um, he passed away before

he got to complete this one.

I can't even get the

thing to turn on,

but for now, I keep it on my shelf

so I still feel like he's with me.

Here she is, in her native habitat.

- No! Kimber, not now.

- An eager, free-spirited artist ready...

- to share her songs with the world!

- Seriously, stop it!

Can I not have five seconds of privacy?

- You know I don't like it when you sneak up on me.

- Cool it, J. I come in peace.

Two things. First of all,

your hair is a total mess.

- As always.

- It's supposed to be like that.

Hanging in front of your face?

Literally poking you in the eyeballs?

Everyone wears it like

this. Trust me, it's cool.

Okay. Well, this is better.

Look, I can see you. There you are.

Okay, whatever. What's the second thing?

I don't like being on camera.

- Get out! Get out!

- Stop!

Now, I know what you're thinking.

This many girls under one roof,

recipe for disaster, right?

Well, if you're thinking that, that's

sexist, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Because we actually get along really well.

We're a family.

- Calm down!

- No! I'm not going to calm down!

- I spent my own money on this!

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