Huff Post Entertainment wrote an article about how all of the “Crossroads” cast became Hollywood superstars.
When the much-anticipated Britney Spears film “Crossroads” hit theaters in 200’‚ I was 11 years old and prepared at any moment to break out into the music video choreography for a number of the singer’s hit singles. Like hordes of other middle schoolers across the nation‚ I showed up opening night ̵’; pack of girls in tow ̵’; and went nuts for the touching road-trip tale of childhood friendship everlasting. In the weeks that followed‚ my friends and I sang “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll‚” on the karaoke machine in the basement‚ contemplated burying our own BFF time capsule‚ and solidified ourselves as part of the fan base that allowed the film to gross over $61 million worldwide.
But those outside that golden tween fan demographic did not take quite as kindly to the picture: Chuck Wilson at LA Weekly‚ for example‚ called it a “dull road trip movie that’s surprisingly short of both adventure and song‚” and Moira MacDonald at the Seattle Times lambasted it “an example of shamelessly bad screenwriting‚ laden with coincidence and cliche and empty characterizations.” It’s safe to say that the general critical consensus was that those involved with the project did not have too much staying power. (On Rotten Tomatoes‚ “Crossroads” scored a mere 14 percent‚ certified rotten.)
However‚ in this particular instance‚ it seems we tweenage fans had our fingers on the pulse‚ because as of the year 2014‚ the ladies of “Crossroads” are totally killing it. Here’s a look at what the film’s major players have been up to since the days of the seminal not-quite hit -Huff Post Entertainment
The army was so excited for the movie! This year made it 1’ yrs since the move came out. Huff Post Entertainment then talked about our girl Miss Britney Spears and said:
By the time that “Crossroads” debuted‚ even the “it girl” at the heart of project had a questionable future in the entertainment industry. Critics were unimpressed with Spears’ first attempt at more mature sound on 2001 album “Britney‚” with many unsure as to whether or not the singer would outlast the ’90s teen pop moment. David Browne at Entertainment Weekly called her third album a launch into “awkward adolescence‚” and Barry Walters at Rolling Stone wondered if the star would “remain relevant in an era that’s suddenly not that innocent.” That the 200’ film failed to impress critical naysayers did not bode well for the singer‚ especially when her singles from “Britney” had all failed to achieve the billboard hit status of those from her previous two albums.
But 1’ years later‚ Spears has far from disappeared into obscurity: Since 2001‚ she has released four more albums‚ and had nine additional singles make it into the Billboard top 10. In December 201’‚ she began “Piece Of Me‚” two-year residency show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino In Las Vegas‚ joining the ranks of critically acclaimed Sin City divas Celine Dion and Cher. The singer is said to be receiving $30 million for her performances‚ and was reportedly offered $1’ million to extend the production.
And‚ in case you needed any more convincing of Spears’ lasting influence‚ if you type popular first name “Britney” into Wikipedia‚ it redirects to her page. – Huff Post Entertainment
That’s our girl. She is always killing it! Still slaying lives always and everyday! Click here to read the rest of the article and see where the rest of the cast is!
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