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Spring Breakdown (2009)

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Three women vacation together at a popular travel destination for college co-eds on spring break.


Ryan Shiraki


Ryan Shiraki (screenplay), Rachel Dratch (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Poehler ... Gayle O'Brien
Parker Posey ... Becky St. Germaine
Rachel Dratch ... Judi Joskow
Amber Tamblyn ... Ashley Hartmann
Seth Meyers ... William
Sophie Monk ... Mason Masters
Jonathan Sadowski ... Doug
Missi Pyle ... Charlene
Jane Lynch ... Senator 'Kay Bee' Hartmann
Mae Whitman ... Lydia
Sarah Hagan ... Truvy
Jana Kramer ... Seven #2
Kristin Cavallari ... Seven #3
Justin Hartley ... Todd
Nick Thune ... Dan - Announcer


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 KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Payback's A Beach!


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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User Reviews

Average comedy...
9 January 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Hmmm... well, "Spring Breakdown" is a comedy mostly targeted for a female audience. But it is still somewhat of a movie that can be seen by guys as well. However, don't expect to be laughing hard at any time throughout the course of the entire movie.

What works out mostly for the movie is perhaps the female cast, as they did have nice chemistry on the screen and each one brought something unique to the movie in each their own right. And it was also nice to see Seth Meyers, Will Arnett and Jane Lynch make special appearances in the movie.

The story in "Spring Breakdown" is about three ladies in their thirties who travel to South Padre Island in order to look after a senators daughter, but also to have a chance at partying like they never had a chance to do during their youth.

For a comedy, then I found myself, oddly enough, not really laughing at any point during the movie. That being said, then I am not saying that the movie is bad or boring, the humor just wasn't in my liking. The movie is still entertaining enough for what it was.

Unfortunately then "Spring Breakdown" is a very generic comedy that doesn't bring anything new or overly interesting to the comedy genre.

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Code Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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