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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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11 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Forest (as Ashley Lendzion)
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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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Bad girls do it well 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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The gun barrel blow job scene arose form improvisation on set. Harmony Korine suggested the girls emasculate Alien by sticking the gun barrels in his mouth. It was then James Franco's idea that Alien would get turned on, leading him to perform oral sex on the guns. See more »

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The girls are shown crossing the Sunshine Skyway bridge as they arrive in St. Petersburg. Faith is shown crossing it again when she leaves. The Sunshine Skyway is south of St. Pete, therefore the girls came to town from southern Florida, and Faith would be heading farther south instead of northward to her home. See more »

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Brit: I think that's the secret to life - being a good person.
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Snakes in the Grass
Written by Lauren Carter, Lexus Arnel Lewis, Waka Flocka Flame (as Juaquin Marlphurs)
Performed by Waka Flocka Flame feat. Cartier Kitten
Published by Lauren Carter/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. obo itself and Kimani Music (BMI)/WB Music Corp. obo itself and Juqauinmalphurspublishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Asylum Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music 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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