A Film Review By Jason L. King
| Starring:Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:Tamra Davis
Rated: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief teen drinking
When I was younger, my father always told me to do whatever I wanted to do, to follow my dreams and blah blah blah, you get the idea. And then one day all of my friends an I decided that after graduation we would unbury the time capsule that we burried in a backyard as children. Inside the capsule there were things that we had put in to remind us of our future, and our wonderful friendship. Wait, NO. None of that happened, I was just trying to fill space and relate the movie to my life like the Toons Guy.
Brittany Spears finds her way to the silver screen, trying to show off that she too, like many other pop singers can act. She plays the part of Lucy, the super smart girl that stayed home every weekend and studied and was sweet and innocent in High school. Her friends since elementary have each gone their separate ways, but after Graduation, they dig up an old time capsule, and decide to follow those dreams they made wherever they take them. Their journey ends up leading them to Hollywood, where they learn more about each other than they can ever imagine.
Sounds wonderful right? Actually no. I spent half the movie trying to get over the bad acting, and the other half trying to figure out why a sweet and innocent girl dressed like such a whore. You can’t help but want to mock the movie all together, and you feel sorry for Dan Ackroyd, who plays Brittany’s Father. Something tells me that wasn’t a good career move for him. Crossroads is the type of movie that will make every teen girl go insane. They will laugh, they will cry, they will laugh again…and again and again. (Probably because Teen Girls do stuff like that.) All I can say is that the so called original script was complete crap, the acting was horrible, and anytime they were able to give Brittany the chance to Lip sync they did.
Way back in the day, I had an appreciation for the sweet and innocent, and yes I will admit it, sexy Brittany Spears. Then she grew up tried to be trampier and to make matters worse, she decided she could act. This movie will attract and entertain 3 types of people. 1.)The giggly teen girls that drive everyone insane (hee hee). 2.) The Brittany spears loving girls, and 3.) The dirty old men. Well, I take that back it will attract 3 types of people, entertaining them, that’s a different story all together!