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Still shot from the movie: Crossroads.


This is the classic-road-trip, coming-of-age, off-to-Hollywood formula all rolled into one package, but unfortunately the writing isn't as tight as the wardrobe. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 15 Feb 2002
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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This movie poses many questions about reality vs. the Hollywood fantasy of coming-of-age adventure. You may want to ask some “critical thinking” questions like:

  • How much money could a girl with little vocal experience expect to make for singing one karaoke song?
  • How much would it cost to drive across the US and stay in reasonably nice hotel rooms, including one located on a California beach?
  • Considering the rumors about Ben’s past, what should the girls have done first to determine if he was safe to share a ride with?
  • If the character of Lucy was really as sexually innocent as she claimed to be, is it reasonable to assume she would have been able to provide such a “moving performance” in the karaoke bar?
  • Lucy says she doesn’t want to enter into a sexual relationship until she knows she loves someone. Examining the time frame of this movie, how long did she know Ben? Is that a reasonable length of time to ensure a solid commitment?
  • Do you believe losing your virginity is a prerequisite to college admission?

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