After the vice-president's resignation over a scandal, senator 'Kay Bee' Hartmann is first in line to succeed him. The only likely skeleton in her closet is teenage daughter Ashley, on spring-break with her sorority in Texas's wild-reputed South Padre Island, trying to act cool in a desperate attempt to win back studly boyfriend William, who dumped her for a popular party animal. So the senator sends nerdy junior assistant Becky St. Germaine as chaperon. Becky takes along her former college friends, all refused by sororities and meeting for an annual joint holiday. For once it won't be tame but frightfully exciting, making up for their wasted wild years, joining the party scene with their libertine motel host and the Seven, a group of popular airheads who adopt the dog coach from the adult bunch as dance coach. One 'old' girl even attempts to seduce the hottest frat boy, gentleman Todd, which seems to work.Written by
I was interested in watching Spring Breakdown because the cast included various solid comedians.But before watching it,I remembered that,between all the genres of straight-to-DVD movies,the comedy uses to be the worst one for the simple fact that if they were good enough,they would be released on cinemas.Although I am against the practices of the big Hollywood studios,the truth is that they know how to win money,and they would not bury a good comedy in the digital cemetery of the straight-to-DVD movies.And Spring Breakdown belongs to that barren ground,for the simple fact that it is a very mediocre comedy.First of all,the movie has a weak premise because it thinks it would be funny to see adult women acting as teenagers.And besides,the movie wasted a good cast of comedians,although the few laughs this movie generates come from the sagacious humorous instinct from Amy Poehler,Rachel Dratch,Jane Lynch,Parker Posey and the underrated Missi Pyle.Hiring solid comedians in order to rescue a bad screenplay has been a very common mistake on high caliber projects (like Robin Williams in R.V. or Ben Stiller in Meet the Fockers),but I see that even modest films like this one can fall on that.Spring Breakdown is a mediocre comedy which bored me pretty much,so I do not recommend it at all,because that's the capital sin of cinema.
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