Spring Breakers

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"A little sun can bring out your dark side."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (147,865)
  • 63

Spring Breakers is a 2012 American drama film directed by Harmony Korine, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine. The movie follows four college girls who want to have the time of their lives on their spring break vacation in Florida. However, they soon get tangled up with a drug lord named Alien (played by James Franco) and his criminal lifestyle.

The story opens with a montage of wild parties, binge-drinking, and drug use. We're introduced to four college friends: Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson), Cotty (Rachel Korine), and Faith (Selena Gomez). Faith is the only one who is hesitant about the wild party scene, but the other three girls convince her to come on the trip with them.

We soon see the girls arrive in Florida and the real party begins. The girls dress in skimpy outfits, drink excessively, and take drugs. They party hard, but soon run out of money to finance their vacation. Desperate to stay in the party scene, they decide to rob a restaurant and use the stolen money to continue their vacation.

The robbery goes wrong, and they are taken into police custody. However, they are bailed out by Alien, a drug dealer who is impressed with their wild and rebellious behavior. Alien becomes infatuated with the girls and invites them to join his inner circle.

The girls are intrigued by Alien's extravagant lifestyle and decide to stick around. They continue to party, steal, and take drugs with Alien, but things start to go sour when they become involved in a turf war between Alien and his rival drug lord, Archie (played by rapper Gucci Mane).

Spring Breakers is not a typical coming-of-age movie. It explores the idea of how far we're willing to go to escape from our mundane lives, and how the attraction of the party scene can lead to dangerous situations. The film's direction and cinematography are a nod to the neon-filled excesses of the 90s, and the soundtrack features dubstep and rap music that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The actors, particularly Hudgens and Benson, deliver an impressive performance, breaking away from their Disney image. James Franco puts in a memorable performance as Alien, and Selena Gomez surprises the audience with her bold role.

Overall, Spring Breakers is a movie that makes you question how far we're willing to go for a good time. It is a vivid portrayal of the dark side of party culture and a cautionary tale for those who think they are invincible.

Spring Breakers is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 63.

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    5.3  (147,865)
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