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
The latest from controversy-baiter Harmony Korine is yet another opinion-splitter. Focussing on the exploits of four bored girls who rob a bank to fund their trip to Florida in order to party and "find themselves" - only to become entangled in drugs, weapons and gangsters
Korine creates a lurid, confronting flick that is short on narrative
and high on mood. Spring Breakers is essentially a string of montages set to dance and hip-hop tunes; the slick and well selected beats dictate the tempo and tell the tale. There are some choice scenes - a slow-mo sequence played against Britney Spear's "Everytime" is a highlight - and Korine has a bag of visually stylish tics up his sleeve, but how much you enjoy this down and dirty odyssey will be largely dependent on your tolerance levels of the languid and repetitive nature of the storytelling, as well as your taste in music. James Franco's gangster Alien is slimy yet charismatic, Selena Gomez is wooden as the impressionable Faith whilst Vanessa Hudgens unequivocally obliterates her Disney princess persona as the morally corrupt and money hungry Candy. One of those movies where the soundtrack is better than the actual film, this certainly isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea.
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