If you're not familiar with Harmony Korine, you probably didn't like this. 9/10 because no one is perfect!
A key element of his directing and writing is that he sexualizes young people. Notice I didn't say 'girls'. It's boys and girls. If you look at the breadth of his work there's an underlying theme of innocence juxtaposed with sex. I don't find this offensive, although some will. I do however, find it hard to watch at times. And when I watch his movies every single one i have a visceral reaction. I think that's the point. Korine aims to make you uncomfortable, to show you the private lives of the everyday people you see.. Now yeah, spring breakers is a gangster movie and no, i don't think my 14 yo neighbor is playing with guns. But i think this is what he's doing. Some of this is real life for people; its gritty and unbelievable and goes against all that stuff your momma taught you. And he does it so well. He presents you with something sweet and innocent, then slowly shows you truth. God i love that.
I am also quite happy with his portrayal of the south FL spring break culture. I was born and raised in Clearwater...this stuff in the movie was no joke. The drugs/sex/dancing/cars/strip clubs, that's all a real south FL thing. It's not a party year round, but you can bet from March-April things get nuts (between west FL beaches and Miami's Ultra fest, you do the math).
I was quite impressed with Gomez and Hudgens breaking away from Disney with a movie that is in such stark contrast from what they came from. Franco never disappoints. Just watch it, try it. It's not for everyone. In fact I think a lot of people would miss the point. But I really love the rawness that Korine brings to filmmaking and this was one of his best.
Action / Crime / Drama
Action / Crime / Drama
Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.
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