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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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Spring Break, bitches 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Brit: Just pretend it's a video game. Like you're in a fucking movie.
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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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Goin' In (Skrillex 'Goin' Down' Mix)
Written by Michael Dalmoro, Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, Teki Latex (as Julien Pradeyrol), D.J. Pone (as Thomas Parent), Nicolas Vadon, Deni Lebouvier, Skrillex (as Sonny Moore)
Performed by Birdy Nam Nam and Skrillex
Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./COpaface
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Courtesy of OWSLA Records
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An unpleasant nightmare.
22 August 2013 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

Harmony Korine is a strange one. I've seen 3 of his other films, Gummo, Mister Lonely and Julien Donkey Boy and I thought they were decent to good. I can often see what he's trying to do but its lack of character and substance hurts it. Spring Breakers is perhaps his most mainstream effort given the concept, stars and the slick production but it's probably his least interesting. With MTV style cinematography and editing, a dubstep soundtrack and drama distant from the camera, the result is an unpleasant nightmare. I'm not sure who this film is aiming at, the type of person the film is about or the art-house crowd where the the techs are the furthest to their taste? It wants to be a comment on contemporary party culture but its unrealistic characters make it unbearably tedious. Every time a character starts to becomes sympathetic, they leave the film, and far too easily at that. Why are we even trapped in this nightmare if the characters are deliberately raising the stakes? It's a film that relishes on forced juxtapositions such as singing Britney Spears over robberies and it ends up obvious or pointless, nulling its effect. I still don't really know what to make to Spring Breakers but it definitely isn't my thing.

5/10


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