A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
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. Written by
This movie was brilliant in breaking down what's fundamentally wrong with our current society in terms of greed and "I WANT IT NOW" culture, in a unique style format.
I've read people complain about too much nudity but if you have ever been to Spring Breakers, it's much much worse, just see Youtube.
Also, has everyone forgotten that to be famous now unfortunately, you basically have to act like a porn star? Real talent is now last on the list, and in any given movie or in real life the aim is to show some skin, whether needed or not.
Example, look at twitter or facebook and the idiots who post naked photo's of themselves, whether famous stars or not, yes - it's wrong, because there is a time and place for everything but Korine just created what's happening now to the extreme and I thought it worked perfectly.
The performances were alright by the four leading ladies, they didn't really have enough to play with in terms of story but the whole movie still worked with the amazing soundtrack.
James Franco deserves an Oscar for his role (such a versatile and method actor), and I hope the Academy finally gets something right, as I feel the role of Alien (inspired by a rapper named Dangeruss mainly, who should be getting much more media attention) will become iconic and should be rewarded.
If you don't know Korine's work before going into this movie, then yes, you will be extremely disappointed or in shock, so best to check out his previous work beforehand but for those who do, then enjoy the ride it works.
Clearly, this movie has already divided people's attention, regarding some saying a classic vs. the worst movie ever or just plain confused.
However, at least Korine has made you slightly think than the normal blockbuster. Try, watching it a second time and breaking it down further, this might help (so many different interpretations you can take away from this movie, if you just open your mind).
Anyway, I truly enjoyed it and will never consider Britney Spears "Everytime" the same way again, that alone deserves the Oscar win for Franco.
Well done, all involved and a cult classic for sure.
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