Crossroads

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Tamra Davis
Production: Paramount Pictures
  2 wins & 15 nominations.
 
IMDB:
3.4
Metacritic:
27
Rotten Tomatoes:
14%
PG-13
Year:
2002
93 min
$37,053,263
Website
1,296 Views


-Hand me the flashlight.|- Here it is.

- Kit, I've got the shovel.|- You do?

Lucy, get the box.

- What are you putting in?|- It's supposed to be a secret.

- What are you putting in?|- It's supposed to be a secret.

- My dad thinks I'm at your house.|- My mom thinks I'm at yours.

Let's d i g deep.

So no one will find it.

- Di g it deeper!.|- We don't wanna get caught.

I want some dirt.

When we were ten growing up|in Georgia, Mimi, Kit and I...

knew exactly what we wanted|out oflife.

- Lucy, get the box.|- This is fun.

So we put our dreams in a box,|and we buried it.

We have to keep it dry.

We made a pact to dig it up|at midnight...

the day of our|high school graduation.

Pack it down.

- Let's be best friends forever.|- We will.

Now, I don't even remember|what our wishes were--

except for one.

We wished that we'd be|best friends forever.

Well, that wish|didn 't come true.

I see you on the street|andyou walk on by

Baby

You make me wanna hang|my head down and cry

Ifyou gave me|halfthe chance, you'd see

My desire burning inside ofme

But you choose|to look the other way

I've had to work|much harder than this

For something I want|Don 't try to resist me

Open your heart to me, baby

I hold the lock|andyou hold the key--

- Lucille Wagner!.|- Pop?.

- Baby, we're gonna be late.|- I was just--

- Did you practice your speech?.|- I almost have it.

Lucy, how's it gonna look if the|valedictorian messes up her speech?.

Okay.

Don't wrinkle your robe.|Just ironed it forya.

Okay, big day!. Come on!|See ya on deck! Let's go!

Toads do look like frogs.

It's just one's, you know,|in the water and one's not.

It doesn't--|It could happen to anybody.

Hey, Mimi!|I know you want me.

Ho!

I'm gonna look|drop-dead gorgeous.

You should see my dress.

- Hello! Watch where you're going!|- You ran into me, Kit.

What, you're too perfect|to bump into anybody?.

- What?.|- Perfect.

Sweet, proper...

nerdy and virginal.

- I'm not--|- You're a virgin.

I told y'all.

Just get us in the picture, okay?.|Hold my purse.

No, don't push the button.|Wait till I get over there. Honey!

- Mama, what are you doing?.|- One second. Stand up straight.

- I am. I will.|- Tuckyour tummy in.

- Smile.|- Mom, I'm smiling!

Bigger, darling.

- Lucy, your speech was wonderful.|- Thankyou.

I hope you're gonna continue|studying music in college.

Actually, Lucy wants|to become a doctor.

Voice classes would make|nice electives.

No time. We're looking at a double|major in biology and chemistry...

if she wants to get into|the best med school, huh?.

Henry, I'll show you how|to start that truck for tonight.

All right.|See you later.

- Bye, Ms. J.|- Good luck, Henry.

I'm all he's got, you know?.

Congratulations, Lucy.

Thank you. Thanks.

Here it is.|Honey, what's wrong?.

I'm fine.

Pop, I worked really hard|to be the valedictorian.

Course you did.

Why didn't it feel|like anything?.

What do you mean, you didn't|feel anything?. It felt great!

Pop, I never went|to one football game.

You don't like football.

But you're supposed to go,|and it's supposed to be fun.

And like all the parties|at Hemmings Field and stuff...

I never went to any of'em.

I never stayed out late.|I never just hung out.

'Cause you had|a head on your shoulders.

You stayed home, and you studied.

There's just a lot of things|that I wanted to do that I didn't.

And I was up there getting|my diploma, and I was like...

"Is this it?'

Come on now. Didn't we both|work hard for this?.

You're right.

I guess it's just the pressure|of graduation. You're right.

Girls, hi!

Lucy.

Mimi, not now. Okay?.

- Are you comin' or not?.|- Coming where?.

It's graduation night!

Oh, God, Hemmings Field.|I totally forgot.

So, are you comin' or not?.

I have plans.|I'm sorry.

Come on. You okay?.

Do you want something?.

Yeah. Are you coming|at midnight or what?.

Excuse me?.

Kit, we made a pact, remember?.

Oh, you're not serious!

Well, look, you can|really go without me.

I have better things to do|than dig up some old box.

Standing here|looking at all the world

The guitar guy is such a hottie.

That's Ben Kimble.

I heard he just got out of jail.|Killed a guy.

I don't believe you.

Yeah! Everybody's talking about it.

Oh, too bad!

Well, if anyone could have him,|it'd be you.

But I'm off the market, remember?.

Oh, please!|Dylan's at UCLA doing...

God knows what|with God knows who.

That's not true.

Right.

Whatever.

- Are you ready?.|- Yeah, yeah, just two seconds.

Okay, hold on.

Henry, are you ready?.

Henry, are you ready?.

I'm ready.

That's okay. Go on.

Why are you stopping?.

This isn't how I hoped it would be.

That's weird, 'cause this is|exactly how I hoped it would be...

or pretty accurate.

- Maybe ifwe get into bed.|- That's a good idea.

These are nice sheets.

- Can I hear the list again?.|- Oh, Luce, come on.

Please, please.|Just one more time.

Thanks.

All right.

Reason number one.

We've been lab partners for three|years so we really trust each other.

- That's really important. Okay.|- Trust is very important.

Reason number two:. We are both 1 8|and have never done it.

Very important!

Reason number three:.

We both want to do it.

Reason number four--

Please, Lucy, come on. Please.

I'm, I'm begging you.|Please, let's just do it.

- Okay, yeah, we can do it.|- Yeah?.

Okay, so let's--

- I'll go this way.|- Okay, I'm going this way.

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