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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

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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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A little sun can bring out your dark side. See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$14,123,773
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Val Kilmer was originally earmarked for the part of the inspirational Christian pastor at the start of the film but he got sick and was replaced by Jeff Jarrett. See more »

Goofs

The camera or cameraman is sporadically reflected in Alien's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Alien: You're my motherfuckin' soulmates.
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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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Referenced in Pas son genre (2014) See more »

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With You Friends (Long Drive)
Written by Skrillex (as Sonny Moore)
Performed by Skrillex
Published by Copaface
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Courtesy of Big Beat Records, Inc./Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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an honest and unsuspecting message for our generation
24 July 2013 | by kathleen-t-muellerSee all my reviews

Spring Breakers highlights the mindless popular culture that surrounds youth of this generation. The reason for its controversy stems from the fact that its target audience found its plot to be pointless, even though that was the point. This film depicts the shallowness of the modern definition of what is 'cool', like idolizing people that suck, those that contribute nothing to society but cheap entertainment. This sort of fascination blindly controls youth, the main reason so many did not understand the meaning behind this movie: they are blind to its influences. They think week long drinking binges, whoring themselves out, and having no goals is cool, because YOLO. However, this film is based off of these components and its audience deems the plot as pointless. Funny. Spring Breakers is like this generation looking itself directly in the mirror.

Overall, Spring Breakers is full of outstanding graphics, bright colors, provocative scenes, and young Disney turned Hollywood stars. It was fun yet hard to watch, depending how serious of a reality check you need (assuming you even understood that it was one)


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