Go back to the day job, Britney

It never fails that every time a pop star gains any kind of popularity their instincts lead them to acting.

It never fails that every time a pop star gains any kind of popularity their instincts lead them to acting.

Madonna, Mandy Moore and Michael Jackson have all made miserable attempts at acting careers. And of course we’re all still recovering from the film debuts of N’Sync and Mariah Carey.

Now the world’s flavour of the decade, Britney Spears, has made her crossover attempt with the pop flavoured Crossroads.

Britney is Lucy, the virginal valedictorian with a voice like an angel. On the day of her high school graduation Lucy reunites with old friends to unearth a box of childhood memories buried 10 years earlier.

It seems Lucy and her friends Mimi (Taryn Manning) and Kit (Zoey Saldana) have grown apart in the last 10 years but now are coming back together for a road trip to LA so Mimi can become a rock star and Lucy can find the mother who abandoned her when she was just 3-years-old.

So, now we have combined the road film with the pop star vehicle, oh could it get worse? Well in fact yes, yes it could and it does. Lucy finally finds her mother who is played by Sex & The City’s Kim Cattrall, and we are treated to one of the most stupid, mean and contrived situations this side of daytime soap operas.

Not surprisingly, there are a couple of gratuitous shots to appeal to horny young boys. Britney prances around in her underwear twice in the first 20 minutes of the film.

The saddest thing about the film is its total waste of the comic talents of Jeepers Creepers star Justin Long.

Go back to the day job Britney.

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