Spring Break

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"Like it's really, totally, the most fun a couple of bodies can have. You know?"
  • R
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 4.9  (3,446)
  • 17

Spring Break is a 1983 American teen comedy that follows the adventures of three college students who head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for their spring break. The movie was directed by Sean S. Cunningham and stars David Knell, Steve Bassett, and Perry Lang. The movie follows Nelson, Adam, and Stu as they embark on a road trip from New York City to Fort Lauderdale to experience the ultimate spring break. They arrive in Florida to find themselves in the middle of an endless party that takes place on the beach, in hotels, and in the streets. They explore every aspect of the spring break experience, from the booze and drugs to the wild parties and romance.

The three friends quickly immerse themselves in the spring break lifestyle and begin to bond with other students, including a group of girls with whom they share a hotel room. As they party and explore, they begin to encounter various characters and scenarios, including a group of biker gangs, a seedy nightclub, and even a car chase with the local police.

Throughout the movie, the three friends navigate the ups and downs of their relationships and their experiences. Nelson falls in love with a girl named Susie, but struggles to keep their relationship stable amidst the chaos of the party. Adam meets a girl named Erica, who uses him for her personal amusement, but eventually falls for him. Stu, meanwhile, struggles to find his place amid the chaos of the party and begins to feel left out.

Along the way, the friends learn various things about themselves and each other. They learn to be more open and honest with each other, to value their friendships, and to embrace their adulthood.

The movie is a lighthearted romp that is fairly predictable in its plot and character development. It is a product of its time, and the fashion, music, and overall aesthetic of the movie can feel somewhat dated to modern viewers. However, it is an entertaining snapshot of the spring break experience in the 1980s, and it captures the energy and atmosphere of the era in a fun and playful way.

The performances by the three leads are solid, with each actor bringing a distinct personality to their character. David Knell's Nelson is the optimistic and romantic lead, while Steve Bassett's Adam is the more cynical and sarcastic one. Perry Lang's Stu is the quirky and lovable third wheel of the group.

The supporting cast is made up of a mix of established actors and relative unknowns, and the performances across the board range from serviceable to over-the-top. Some of the standout performances include the late Paul Land's turn as a sleazy nightclub owner and Jayne Modean's role as Susie, Nelson's love interest.

Overall, Spring Break is a fun and light comedy that captures the spirit of its era. It is not a groundbreaking movie by any means, but it serves its purpose as a breezy and entertaining movie that is perfect for a lazy weekend viewing.

Spring Break is a 1983 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9 and a MetaScore of 17.

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