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Crossroads (2002)

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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Ben
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Kit (as Zoë Saldana)
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Kit's Mom
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Ms. Jenson
Kool Moe Dee ...
Bar Owner (as Kool Mo Dee)
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Dylan
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Dylan's Other Girl (as Pippi B.)
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Bar Patron (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
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High School Burnout
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Kurt
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Storyline

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

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What we have is now. And right now, we have each other See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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15 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Not a Girl  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,188,667 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Kit is driving from the oceanside motel to see her boyfriend at UCLA when Mimi asks why they are on Melrose instead of going sightseeing. But UCLA is between the ocean and Melrose. (There's no indication they are lost.) See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Referenced in Me at the Zoo (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Open Your Heart
Written by Madonna, Gardner Cole & Peter Rafelson
Performed by Madonna and Britney Spears (uncredited)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Extreme Sugarchock
1 March 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I can't say that this film is worthless. It has got rather good lighting, make up and it's filmed OK, and the art direction isn't that bad.

But I think that the plot was too predictable, the acting was simple and quite boring. Taryn Manning did OK, but the rest... it was just not impressive at any point. And I think everyone was trying to make Britney look better than she really was, complimenting her. Her character, Lucy, is too flawless. She was always perfect while the people who surrounded her had prominent flaws. And then in the commentary she went on about how every girl would be able to relate to her character, but wrong! No one is that flawless and covered in sugar.

And I know you've got to see it for what it is, you don't go to see Crossroads if you are looking for a deep film, but even as a cute chick flick Crossroads didn't do very well. at all. It was shallow pretending to be genuine and deep. Even in the worst of girl films you need a point where it's getting serious - something to make it look real, you need to feel something.

This whole movie is too SWEET. Everything about it is sweet.. the dialogs, the looks, the camera angles, the clichés, the music. It was like having 200 lbs of Chocolate, it was way too much. No one can handle that much sugar in one night...


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