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Monday, 17 February, 2003, 08:39 GMT
Britney film tops turkey poll
Britney Spears
Britney Spears was booed at the film's UK première
Britney Spears' debut film Crossroads has been voted the worst movie of 2002 in the Naftas, an alternative film award to find the year's biggest turkeys.

Crossroads, which was savaged by critics and failed to excel at the box office, came top of the poll of UK film fans above Ali G in Da House and Men In Black II.

NAFTAS WORST FIVE
Ali G In Da House
1. Crossroads
2. Ali G In Da House (above)
3. Men In Black II
4. Jeepers Creepers
5. XXX
The Naftas, chosen by votes to a radio station, are an alternative to the Baftas, the UK's main film awards which are handed out on Sunday.

Crossroads sees three teenage friends, including Spears, go on a coming-of-age road trip across the United States, and the star hoped it would establish her as an actress.

But the poll result is another sign that Spears' popularity is waning after a year when she appeared to have lost her magic touch.

She was booed at the film's UK première after turning up late and failing to spend time with fans in the crowd, and was also jeered at concerts in Texas and Australia.

Crossroads is also nominated for eight Razzie Awards - the US prizes for the year's worst films - including nominations for worst actress and most flatulent teen-targeted movie.

Blockbusters surprise

The Naftas were compiled using a phone vote to Virgin Radio's Daryl Denham show.

Comic Ali G's foray onto the big screen, Ali G In Da House, came second.

Men In Black II was third, with teenage horror Jeepers Creepers fourth followed by action movie XXX.

More surprisingly, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was sixth and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - expected to win the Baftas' audience vote for best film - seventh.

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