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Crossroads (2002)

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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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Tamra Davis

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Shonda Rhimes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Britney Spears ... Lucy
Anson Mount ... Ben
Zoe Saldana ... Kit (as Zoë Saldana)
Taryn Manning ... Mimi
Dan Aykroyd ... Pete
Kim Cattrall ... Caroline
Justin Long ... Henry
Beverly Johnson ... Kit's Mom
Bahni Turpin ... Ms. Jenson
Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee ... Bar Owner (as Kool Mo Dee)
Richard Voll Richard Voll ... Dylan
Katherine Boecher ... Dylan's Other Girl (as Pippi B.)
Dave Allen ... Bar Patron (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
Kyle Davis ... High School Burnout
Branden Williams ... 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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Dreams change. Friends are forever. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Not a Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,014,226, 17 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,191,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,141,030
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Anson Mount was initially reluctant to accept the role of Ben - finding the script to be "cheesy" and "lame" - but was encouraged by Robert De Niro, with whom he was working at the time on City by the Sea (2002). De Niro turned out to be a huge Britney Spears fan. They went over scenes from 'Crossroads' on breaks from 'City by the Sea,' with Mount reading his lines and De Niro reading Spears'. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Mimi: Hand me the flashlight.
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Forget about Britney, it is the script that ruins this movie!
13 April 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is a bad movie, mostly because of the simple reason that it's an absolutely horrible written one.

This movie is mostly infamous and hated because of Britney Spears, who plays the lead role. But really, in all honesty, she is far from the worse thing about this movie. It's true that she is obviously no actress but I didn't exactly hated her watching in this and her performance didn't made me cringe all that badly.

It's a movie that got made at the prime of her musical career, when she also was still considered to be fresh and innocent. But it does not at all feel like this movie got specifically written for her. She plays a character that is quite different from herself and in the movie she doesn't even sing or dances all that much, which is good news for a lot of people.

It's true that this movie is a typical chick-flick, so perhaps I'm not the right person to judge it but I'm still sure that I'm very well able to recognize a good movie when I see it and this movie just isn't much good to watch. The entire way the movie got written and progresses is not only boring and pointless but also lazy and too often doesn't make enough sense.

I just don't get some of the stuff that this movie does. Britney Spears is supposed to be an ugly girl, that gets laughed at, at school, which is laughable in itself. No matter how much you just don't like Britney, you can't really call her ugly, especially not when you also see her body as well, which she shows quite a lot in this movie actually. And for some crazy and never explained reason, 3 girls who used to be best friends stopped being friends at high school and even somewhat hate each other go on a road trip together and for some, totally different, crazy reason they also suddenly are friends again, as if everything that was shown and told in the movie previously wasn't important and had even never happened.

Something I also really don't understand; the Britney Spears character had a nerdy boyfriend (played by Justin Long of course) for 3 years but as the movie goes along she totally forgets about this and so are its viewers supposed to do I suppose? Since she hooks up with a totally different guy, which is something we also are supposed to cheer for. But what about poor Justin Long Brit? What did he ever do wrong to you. It just didn't feel right but it's normal for this movie to leave many loose ends like this and character just keep on changing their behavior and personalities for no logical reasons, other than it's just being a very poorly written movie.

The movie really doesn't progress very naturally or pleasantly and doesn't really wrap things up properly. Just think about it. The 3 main characters all go on the road trip for a specific reason but for none of them, it ends up the way they were hoping for. The movie acts as if it has an happy ending but once you really start thinking about it, you could wonder to yourself, what exactly is so happy about it.

It's actually amazing to see how many big names appear in this movie. Granted, that most of them weren't really big names yet at the time, such as Zoe Saldana and Justin Long but still it makes you wonder how so many great actors ended up playing in this movie. It's probably all due to it that this was a Britney Spears vehicle and lots of people tried to ride in on the success and fame of her. But as it turned out, this is not exactly a project that any of the people involved with could be very proud of.

Not exactly the worst movies of all time, not even close honestly but it still is far from a great or likable enough movie as well.

4/10

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