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Crossroads (I) (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  15 February 2002 (USA)
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Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kit (as Zoƫ Saldana)
Kit's Mother
Bahni Turpin ...
Ms. Jenson
Kool Moe Dee ...
Bar Owner (as Kool Mo Dee)
Richard Voll ...
Dylan's Other Girl (as Pippi B.)
Bar Patron (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
High School Burnout


Three best friends get together and bury a box, making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the small town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the other is a pregnant outcast. On the night of their graduation, they open the box and they strike up a conversation. Suddenly, one brings up the topic of her going to Los Angeles for a record contract audition. They all decide to go together and they leave. With a little money, they set out on the road with a guy named Ben. When one of them tells the other a rumor that he might be a homicidal maniac, they are all scared of him. When they reach Los Angeles, Lucy (Britney Spears) falls in love with Ben and against her father's wishes, she stays and she goes to the audition. Written by Kara

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Dreams change. Friends are forever. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Not a Girl  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,014,226 (USA) (15 February 2002)


£5,270,243 (UK) (3 May 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben's car is a Buick Skylark custom convertible. See more »


When Lucy calls her father from Louisiana, she dials seven numbers. You would have to dial at least 10 numbers to call Georgia from Louisiana. See more »


[first lines]
Young Mimi: Hand me the flashlight.
Young Lucy: Here it is.
Young Mimi: Kit, I've got the shovel.
Young Kit: You do?
Young Mimi: Lucy, get the box.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Britney performs "Overprotected" and clips of bloopers are shown while Britney sings. See more »


References Spy Kids (2001) See more »


I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
Written by Max Martin, Rami Yacoub & Dido (as Dido Armstrong)
Performed by Britney Spears
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Great horrible movie!
29 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love Crossroads because it's so terrible. Definitely one of the best "worst movies" I've ever seen, it tells the story of how Britney Spears looks like a fashion model and acts like an angel while still managing to be the most unpopular girl at school. Sob, sob! Incredibly awful and idiotic drama coupled with sickeningly sweet romance make this one a not-to-be-missed...if you're the sort to love MST3K, that is. Sure, Britney can't act too well, but she can sing, and this movie is actually a LOT better than Glitter, Mariah Carey's similarly-themed vehicle. (And by "better", I mean "less boring and self-indulgent.") It's been two years since I saw Crossroads and I still remember it vividly. It's a cult classic--moronic, worthless, contrived, and hilariously awful.

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