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Spring Breakers (2012)

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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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Harmony Korine

Writer:

Harmony Korine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Alien
Selena Gomez ... Faith
Vanessa Hudgens ... Candy
Ashley Benson ... Brit
Rachel Korine ... Cotty
Gucci Mane ... Archie
Heather Morris ... Bess
Ash Lendzion Ash Lendzion ... Forest (as Ashley Lendzion)
Emma Holzer ... Heather (as Emma Jane Holzer)
Lee Irby Lee Irby ... History Professor
Jeff Jarrett ... Youth Pastor
Russell Stuart ... DJ (as Russell Curry aka Dangeruss)
Josh Randall Josh Randall ... Jock 1
Travis Duncan Travis Duncan ... Jock 2
John McClain John McClain ... Judge
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Viviendo al límite (Living on the edge) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spring Breakers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$263,002, 17 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,123,773, 9 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a Howard Stern interview, James Franco described some of the movie's filming locations as "real locations where there were real gangsters around and real bad stuff going on." Franco specified that Vanessa Hudgens was very scared while shooting the scene at the pool hall, contrary to the behavior of her character, Candy. See more »

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In between shots of Gomez and Franco during their confrontation, Faith's tear disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

Faith: Grandma. It was really great. I think we found ourselves here. We finally got to see some other parts of the world. We saw some beautiful things here. Things we'll never forget. We got to let loose. God, I can't believe how many new friends we made. Friends from all over the place. I mean everyone was so sweet here. So warm and friendly. I know we made friends that will last us a lifetime. We met people who are just like us. People the same as us. Everyone was just trying to find themselves. It...
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Alternate Versions

To secure a "Not under 16" rating, the German distributor added some text panels to the end of the film. These panels tell the viewer that the girls were arrested, basically changing the moral outcome of the film. The DVD was released without the panels and with a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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Big Bank
Written by Kevin Belnavis, Rick Ross (as William Leonard Roberts), Pill (as Tyrone Rivers), Roshun Walker, French Montana (as Karim Kharbouch), Meek Mill (as Robert Williams)
Performed by Rick Ross feat. Pill, Meek Mill, Kevin Belnavis (as Torch) & French Montana
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC/First N Gold Publishing, Inc.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc./Tyrone Rivers/WB Music Corp./Rich Forever (BMI)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The rating must be a joke, one of the worst films in years
26 June 2013 | by vic_jSee all my reviews

I rarely write reviews it's been ages since the last one but am writing this to vent out some frustration. To think this film currently has a 6.3 rating and generally favourable reviews elsewhere is really strange. There is booze, sex and drugs but you need something of substance to make even a half decent film, this doesn't even come close.

Acting is poor, girls are largely annoying and there is nothing happening whatsoever, it makes no sense, it just dwells on the over importance of spring break, there is no character development and it's a total waste of time, I was bored. It plods along pointlessly for an hour gets decent for 10 minutes and finishes off with a meaningless ending.

I haven't seen After Earth and yes it may be disappointing but it will never be this bad, it's a shame a film like that would get such bad reviews, I mean at least they have tried something, Spring Breakers doesn't even do that, the plot has more holes than a string vest.

If I was to think about a top 10 worst films list this would most likely be on it, it is definitely one of the worst I have seen in years I would have gave it a 1 but it does have a catchy soundtrack for the younger crowd, some scenes are well shot and James Franco does pretty well for his part which does however start becoming repetitive like everything else due to the poor script. Very overrated not everyone will agree but I'm sure some will, especially if they have seen or watch after this review.


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