SPRING BREAKERS Movie Review

Nudity, sex, drugs, violence, gangs, armed robbery, and more nudity. That pretty much sums up “Spring Breakers”. A disgraceful drama about four girls who are looking to venture outside of the same four walls they see day in and day out and go to Florida for Spring Break. The girls have been saving all year and despite their efforts are short on cash and decide to rob a local diner to get the money they need for their trip. Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Brit (Ashley Benson) seem to be the bad girls and Cotty (Rachel Korine) is the one teetering back and forth about to go to the dark side.

The other girlfriend is Faith (Selena Gomez) who appears to be innocent and “Godly” as she attends bible study classes in school. After the crime the girls have more then enough cash to go on the trip of a lifetime. Once in Florida the girls seem free, enjoying the endless drinks, drugs and parties that never stops. Faith speaks with her Grandmother and tells her how magical it all is, because she is probably drugged out. Nothing about this trip is magical. Things only get weirder when the girls are arrested with possession and are sentenced to two days in jail unless they can pay the fines for their release.

Of course they can’t and that is where Alien (James Franco) steps in. He bails the four ‘chickies’ out and Faith wonders what his reasons are. When her bubble is intruded on and she is uncomfortable and Spring Break is no longer fun she insists on returning home. That’s the last we see of Gomez. Given I think this is a poor career choice for ALL involved, she is the only one who made the smart decision to get out before this asinine movie got any worse.

Alien is a gun totting drug dealer who has a beef with a former friend Archie (Gucci Mane). When Alien is intruding on Archie’s territory it becomes a gang bang war. The girls get caught in the crossfire and step up to help Alien bring his nemesis down. There are very few movies I regret having wasted my time on or are completely disgusted by. “Spring Breakers” is the definition of disgusting. The characters had no substance and the storyline had nothing to offer. Even a week later I am still trying to fathom what reaction they are wanting to get from the audience. All I kept thinking is ‘Why James Franco? Why?’. In some parts he was mildly entertaining, but those very few parts mind you, could not even come close to saving this filth.

This film is going to be the talk of the town and it is already apparent people will be judging it positively and negatively. For me it was the worse movie watching experience…

13 Responses to SPRING BREAKERS Movie Review

  1. David says:

    That was the point. You are blonde, yes? This movie is about you and how you live. No wonder you didn’t like it. How do you like your reflection?

  2. Chip Chipperson says:

    considering you enjoy titanic and disney animated films, it’s not surprising that this movie sailed over your head.

  3. Al says:

    It all went over your head. This is a deep movie disguised as a shallow one. There is so much comedy that will be missed by average movie goers because they lack the intellect to see it. Anyways, 4 Girls unsatisfied with their normal lives go to Spring Break. Faith didn’t really want to live the good life, but only to remain comfortable. The two that remain when all is said and done could have killed Alien and taken what he had. They realized early on though that he is delusional and is only small time. There’s bigger fish to fry. They use him to get to the top and take out Archie. They also weren’t there for the partying and when they say they want penis at the beginning they get it. They get them sucked to. They wanted to be empowered. They became the most powerful.

    You have to be hard to get to where you want to be. You can’t be scared. You have to be able to deal with discomfort. Yes, there are better ways of showing all of that, but it was meant to be utterly ridiculous.

  4. mike says:

    Yo, if you didn’t like the movie and you have some legitimate reasons, Im willing to believe that you can appreciate it on an artistic level beyond just looking at the images and digesting the plot, but if you just out and out say its trash because youre viscerally offended by a selection of the images displayed, youre stupid. The movie was clearly not thoughtless trash, it was a thoughtful subversion of the traditional morality play wherein the characters all take different yet equally valid paths through life and in some cases they find that what makes them happy is nihilism and hedonism, and that that is just as valid as going to church and finding your happiness that way. if you dont like what the movie has to say after having thought about it thats one thing, but if you dismiss it as trash out of hand because you didnt understand it, thats an entirely different matter.

  5. Brad says:

    Typical Korine trash marketed as art. Before he heavily relied on children using bad language doing messed up things on film to sustain your attention but he exhausted that little trick, so now he relies on barely legal chicks doing fkd up stuff and turns it up a few notches to try and sustain interest. Cheap tricks from a highly overrated “film maker”

  6. Doug says:

    You are 100% correct about this piece of trash. There are no points in this film that convey reality. Police don’t investigate the brazen crimes of the story;
    drug dealers can lounge around their mansions without having to sell anything;
    college girls can fire on the run (scoring headshots!) and defeat numerous men that gang bang for a living.

    I could go on, but, you get the point. The worst part of this whole mess, is the fact that Americans are satisfied with dumb s@&t like this. It played like the twisted fantasy of an ageing fool that didn’t properly enjoy his youth.

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