Note: I decided to see this movie due to a sick, sick, morbid fascination I have with celebrities. And seeing them fail miserably. Go me. All my personal opinions on the movie will be in this smaller font size, for reference
Plot: This movie centers around three girls: Lucy, the virginal valedictorian of her high school (played by Britney Spears (ahahahahahaha)), Mimi, the pregnant trailer-trash rocker girl (played by Zoe Saldana (Who I believe was in the movie Big Trouble, but I'm not sure)), and Kit, the popular, beautiful, stuck up one (played by Taryn Manning (who was the cool black girl in Center Stage)). Long before high school, these three were the best of friends, and thus, buried a memory box full of wishes (only to be opened at midnight the night of their graduation (which I find pretty funny, because at midnight, it won't exactly be the night of their graduation anymore, will it, but rather the day after)) and make a pact to stay best friends forever.
Of course, they don't. They each go their seperate ways, and do not get along in high school, as is shown in a short high school scene. After the graduation ceremony, there is a dance, where Mimi goes to Lucy and Kit and asks them if they are going to show up that night at midnight to dig up the box. Lucy wants sex badly, so she says that she has other plans, and heads up to the hotel room her lab partner of the past three years and her are sharing. Kit says no because she's obviously too good to dirty herself up by doing that.
Well, Lucy doesn't in fact have sex because she wants it to be special and her lab partner of the past three years just doesn't cut it. That, and the fact that he's a bloody geek. Kit ends up getting rather angry at her friends due to them telling her that her fiancee, who is away at UCLA for college, is more than likely cheating on her.
Lo, and behold, all three show up at the memory box digging up gala. In their fancy dresses. They dig up the box and beam over memories past. Mimi tells them of a recording contract contest she's going to join out in LA, and invites Lucy and Kit to accompany her on the drive. They both say no, and that is that.
And, all three show that Sunday when Mimi is going to be leaving.
So, they hop into a car with a guy they barely know (the only person to know him is Mimi, and that's just a bit, if any) and they drivey drivey for hours.
There is lots of singing and girl stuff on this many day drive from Georgia to LA, and the guy gets pissy and moody. He falls for Lucy. Sets a poem she wrote to music for her to sing. Lucy gets her special sex, Kit finds out her fiancee not only was cheating on her, but raped Mimi, and Mimi falls down stairs and loses her baby.
Lucy goes into the contest singing the song the guy, Ben, set to music, and it ends happy.
My comments on it: This movie, however much so I wanted it to suck horribly, was better than it should have been. At first, the acting was completely atrocious, even by DAN AKROYD (who played Lucy's mechanic.. I mean, father), but it got a little better as the movie neared the end.
Britney did not look like a complete whorebag in this movie, and I really appreciated that. Of course, she was playing the virginal good blond girl character, so she really had to look like that in order to fulfill the role.
It was very apparent that Britney lip-sinced her singing bits in the movie, but its like that at music awards she performs at as well. She needs to learn how to lip-sinc better.
Editing error: During one scene where Britney is singing to get money for the group, the forgot to edit out her navel piercing. We laughed a bit at that.
All in all, I'd say that this was a decent movie for young Britney fans. 13-16 year olds, especially. It was slightly reminiscent of the Spice Girls movie, in that it was all GRLL POWAR YEAAAAH. It focused on how good friendship prevails throughout any troubles.
It was not a bad movie, and that makes me want to cry.
But, then again, I could have been watching Glitter.
Edit: I forgot to add the most amazing part.
The DVD has... are you ready...
SING ALONG WITH BRITNEY.