Trivia / Crossroads (2002)

  • Actor Allusion: A bottle of Herbal Essences can be seen as Lucy gets out of the shower. Britney Spears endorses Herbal Essences.
  • Blooper: When the three girls are partying in the Louisiana Hotel Room, Lucy can be heard saying "Zoe" instead of Kit.
  • Celebrity Paradox: When Lucy's dad is talking to her in the hospital, a copy of USA Today with Britney Spears on the cover can be seen.
  • Creator In-Joke: The girls sing "Bye Bye Bye" at one point - a song by N*Sync. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake had dated.
  • Creator Killer: In addition to torpedoing Britney Spears as both an actress and film producer from the get-go, the film also wrecked the career of director Tamra Davis, who hasn't directed a single theatrically-released film — aside from a few self-produced documentaries — in the years since, and has been working almost entirely in television. Averted, however, by screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, whose career wasn't harmed in the slightest by working on this film.
  • Dawson Casting:
    • Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning were twenty-two playing girls who just graduated high school. Britney Spears by contrast was the same age as Lucy.
    • Anson Mount may have been an example of this. He was about thirty when this film was filmed.
  • Fake American: Lucy's mother Caroline is played by the British born Canadian Kim Cattral.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This became one of the highest grossing movies in Japan - thanks to the popularity of Britney Spears over there.
  • Hey, It's That Place!: That is indeed the same hospital used in Scrubs.
  • Old Shame: In later years, Britney Spears admitted that she didn't put enough effort into learning to act and thought that she could just show up on-set and essentially play herself, which ended up hurting the film. Again, this trope is averted by writer Shonda Rhimes; while she might not consider it a high point for her career, she's also defended this film against its detractors and said that the critics "didn't get it."
  • Product Placement: In addition to Herbal Essences above, Pepsi is featured prominently in the film. Britney Spears of course endorses that too.
  • Real-Life Relative: Jamie Lyn Spears, Britney's little sister, plays the young Lucy in the film's prologue.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Granted, odds are Britney Spears' acting career wouldn't have gone anywhere anyway, due to her taking time out to start a family and then her well-documented personal problems, but the dismal reception of the film and her having been involved in its production at such a high level very firmly put the skids on her attempt to break into film.
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