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Crossroads

Crossroads

I thought Crossroads was not a great film by any means; it was better than I expected.   Aside from the glaring plot holes and lack of depth or explanation about the relationship between Lucy and her mother, it wasn't bad.  Since I am a Britney Spears fan, I would have enjoyed just looking at her for a few hours, but I thought that she actually did a respectable acting job.   In particular, her crying scenes were very effective and genuine.  As an actor, I know how difficult it is to call up that kind of emotion, so I give her much credit.

Michelle Pfeiffer could take a lesson from Britney on screen crying, because that crying scene in I Am Sam was as fake as I've seen.  She was supposed to be crying, and yet there were no tears!

Britney also looks very good on film (which, as we know, depends so much on the cinematographer - in this case Eric Edwards).  On the negative side, there were too many Britney songs in the film, and using her "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" song so blatantly in the sub-text of the film was cheesy.  If she can break away from her mass marketed image and really try some acting she shows serious potential.

Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember gave a performance Britney should really look at as an example of the direction to go in.  Acting is all about taking chances and challenging yourself.  She did neither in Crossroads.

 
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