DVD Review: Spring Breakers
Spring break forever.
I did the crazy spring break thing once. I went to Mexico with my friends, got spectacularly drunk, and wondered into some guy's apartment and was promptly greeted with "THE BOONDOCK SAINTS IS THE GREATEST FUCKING MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!" If you want to sober up quickly, have someone tell you the most overrated movie of the 90's is the best movie of all time. Hey speaking of crappy movies..
Spring Breakers follows a group of college students that have known each other since kindergarten, and are dying to get out of town. There's the wild child duo of Brit and Candy, (Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens) promiscuous Cotty, (Rachel Korine) and good girl Faith. (Selena Gomez) Brit, Candy, and Cotty rob a small diner to fund their spring break trip to Florida, and even though Faith doesn't agree with what they did, she goes along. Soon, they're arrested at a party, and bailed out by a wanna be gangster rapper known as Alien. (James Franco) he introduces them to a life of money and guns.
I tried to find the deeper meaning in this film. I know many people that enjoyed this one thoroughly, but I was not one of them. I can appreciate the neon scenery Harmony Korine gave us (minus all the tits), it fit well with the story. But the film has far too many scenes of the characters repeating the same lines over and over again. I like voice overs in film, but to use the same one several times in a row is overkill. Plus the plot is barely strung together. Selena Gomez's character bails about half way through and is completely forgot about. Brit and Candy get away with an insane heist with little to no consequences that we see. They're not offered the best dialogue either. Vanessa Hudgens says the line: "All this money is making my pussy wet." and she sounds like a fucking twelve year old girl when she says it. Raunchy dialogue is pretty much Harmony Korine's trademark by now. He, Larry Clark, and Rob Zombie for example, don't seem to know how to write a screenplay without the main characters swearing or making sexual remarks in every other sentence.
Granted, the film was probably very fun to shoot. The four leads look like they're having a good time. James Franco is arguably the best. He's hysterical as Alien, but even he can't make up for this mess of a movie.
Memorable Quote: "I got my dark tanning oiiiiiillllllllllllll." - Alien (James Franco)