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…