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Spring Breakers (2012)

R | | Crime, Drama | 22 March 2013 (USA)
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Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

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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 Muse Productions

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A little sun can bring out your dark side. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout | See all certifications »

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22 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Bahar Tatili  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$263,002 (USA) (15 March 2013)

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$14,123,773 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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Emma Roberts was originally cast but the film required her character to indulge in a three-way sex scene, causing her to drop out of the film due to unspecified "creative differences." She was replaced by Ashley Benson. See more »

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The girls are let out because someone posts their bail. However the judge says they can either spend two more days in county or pay a fine. The C.O. comes in and says someone paid their bail. No bail was set for them. Getting out on bail means you don't have to stay in jail until your court date, but you do have to go back to court. These girls don't have to back to court. They don't need to be bailed out. They just have to have their fine paid. See more »

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Alien: Bikini's and big booties - that's what it's all about.
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F**k This Industry (Amended Album Version)
Written by Lexus Arnele Lewis, Waka Flocka Flame (as Juaquin Marlphurs)
Performed by Waka Flocka Flame
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. obo itself and Kimani Music (BMI)/WB Music Corp. obo itself and Juaquinmalphurspublishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Asylum Records / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Group Film & TV Licensing
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Looks like an extended music video
23 March 2013 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This is a strange film. On the one hand, it looks likes an extended music video, filled with mindless scenes of teenagers having one big party. On the other hand, there's clearly more to it. Some characters are so one-dimensional and cartoon-like, that the whole film becomes a sort of mockery of the modern teenage culture. This ambiguity is very clever, because the film appeals to a teenage audience as well as to the art-house audience Harmony Korine is usually associated with.

But at the same time, this ambiguity stands in the way of 'Spring Breakers' being a really good film. Unlike other serious movies about teenage culture, like 'Thirteen', 'Ghost World', Korine's own 'Kids' or the recent 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', this film looks too easy. The temptation of showing lots of girls in bikini has been stronger than the ambition of trying to tell something meaningful.

Still, there are some nice moments. The hold-up in the restaurant is beautifully filmed from the window of a car slowly passing by. It's nice that, later on in the film, the director shows some short moments of what happened inside the restaurant. I would have liked more ambitious film making like that, and less footage of wild parties.


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