It's been 13 years since Britney Spears gave us a glimpse into her peachy perfect world in the 2002 movie Crossroads, and it was exactly as awesome as we imagined it would be. I mean, who wouldn't be envious of a (fictional, yes, shh) world where you sit in a convertible Buick with a pretty boy all day, belting out Shania Twain with your bezzies and make karaoke pitstops (which you totally own, btw)?
Exactly. It would literally be the Best. Road Trip. Ever.
I mean, remind yourself:
(As a side note, sob at the 'NSync reference! Little did Britney know she'd be saying Bye Bye Bye to Justin basically straight after the film's release. Tear.)
And, if her in car ballad blasting left you unsure of how great her singing was (is), she reminded you in this totally edgy scene:
Crossroads told the story of Lucy, Kit and Mimi, childhood friends who rekindled their friendship on a cross-country road trip with the mysterious Ben, who was cool 'cause he had a car and stuff. In a nutshell, it was a sweet and somewhat inspiring story which taught you how important it is to hold on to your desires.
13 years later, we decided to take a look at what the cast of Crossroads has been up to and whether they held on to their dreams. Unless you've been intoxicated or out of the zone for the last decade or so, I guess you're aware of what Ms. Spears has been up to, but allow me to indulge my nostalgia bone anyway...it gets me Everytime...
Britney Spears as Lucy Wagner
It's been an interesting time for Britters post Crossroads. She released a string of club bangers such as 'Toxic,' 'Piece of Me,' 'My Prerogative,' 'Me Against the Music,' and 'Gimmie More.' She broke up with JT and had the KFed phase (thank God that's over, huh?), had a couple of kids, got a haircut and a new umbrella and is now shakin' it with Iggy Azelea.
Oh yeah, and this happened:
But, let's not forget her other brilliant on-the-box moments, such as when she grooved with Melissa Joan Hart in Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
Or when she had an epic dance off with Mike Myers in Austin Powers in Goldmember and then her head exploded:
Anson Mount as Ben
After Crossroads: City by the Sea, Smallville, CSI: Miami, The Mountain, Line of Fire, Lost, Law & Order, Walk the Talk, Straw Dogs, Safe, Non-Stop, Supremacy, Hell On Wheels
Zoe Saldana as Kit
After Crossroads: Drumline, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Vantage Point, Star Trek, Avatar, Death at a Funeral, Takers, Star Trek Into Darkness, Blood Ties, Rosemary's Baby, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Book of Life
Taryn Manning as Mimi
After Crossroads: White Oleander, 8 Mile, Twilight Zone, Hustle & Flow, CSI: Miami, A Lot Like Love, Sons Of Anarchy, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Burn Notice, All American Christmas Carol, Hawaii Five-0, Orange Is the New Black
Dan Aykroyd as Pete Wagner
After Crossroads: Shortcut to Happiness, 50 First Dates, Whitecoats, Christmas with the Cranks, Living with Fran, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, War, Inc., According to Jim, Family Guy, Yogi Bear, The Defenders, Happily Divorced, The Campaign, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Tammy, Pixels
Kim Cattrall as Caroline
After Crossroads: Shortcut to Happiness, Sex and the City, Sex and the City (movie), The Simpsons, The Ghost Writer, Meet Monica Velour, Sex and the City 2, Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey, Producing Parker, Sensitive Skin
Justin Long as Henry
Since Crossroads: Jeepers Creepers II, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Herbie Fully Loaded, That '70s Show, The Break-Up, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, He's Just Not That Into You, Drag Me to Hell, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Portlandia, New Girl, Inside Amy Schumer
Katherine Boecher as Dylan's Other Girl
Since Crossroads: Scream at the Sound of the Beep, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Tracy Morgan Show, Just Hustle, ShadowBox, DarkPlace, Mad Men, The Last Word, The Closer, Twice as Dead, Heroes, Supernatural, The Spy Next Door, Past Life, Perception