Monday, April 15, 2013

Movie Review - Spring Breakers (2013)

  • Selena Gomez as Faith
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Candy
  • Ashley Benson as Brit
  • Rachel Korine as Cotty
  • James Franco as Alien

Release Date:  Friday, March 22, 2013

Running Time:  94 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:  Harmony Korine

Writer:  Harmony Korine (screenplay)

Rating:  Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout the movie.

Brief Description:  Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.

Oh my...

Although I  think that Selena and Vanessa can kiss their Disney careers good-bye, Selena does a very good job of portraying a Christian teenager named Faith who struggles with the situation she finds herself in once she arrives in Florida with her three friends who act more reckless than she does. But Selena recently won`a 2013 Kids' Choice Award for her role as Alex in Wizards of Waverly Place and she currently has three projects in Pre/Post Production, so this questionable role may not hurt her acting career at all.

The Director, Harmony Korine, who also wrote the screenplay, at the age of 19 wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay Kids for director Larry Clark. His wife, Rachel, also has the role of one of the main college students in this film.

Even though this movie makes it look like every college student who goes to Florida for Spring Break spends all their time indulging in sex, drugs, and rock & roll, I don't think that's true because I just returned from spending five days in Navarre Beach, Florida with my teenage daughter and her friend. 

I also remember when I went on my first trip to Florida in the summer of 1981 with several of my sorority sisters and friends and we didn't knock over a fast food restaurant and do drugs with random strangers while we were there!

James Franco's character is named Alien. Enough said.


  1. Donna,

    Ha Ha! I kind of wish I skipped it too!

    We saw it on my daughter's 16th Birthday (March 29) which was also Good Friday. We took her friend Allie to see it too and we all felt kind of "ewww" after seeing the movie. In fact one of the girls said "we need to go to church tonight after seeing that movie" and we did go to church that night for the Good Friday Service!

    I was curious to see how the two former Disney stars (Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens) would be portrayed in the movie. I'm pretty sure Vanessa won't have any more "High School Musical" roles after this movie.

    But it was still an interesting movie to see from a writer's standpoint and a good example of excellent production value.

    And it was also interesting to see how spring breaker college students are portrayed in this movie. We all three had just returned from spending a week in Florida for spring break and we had a good time without doing bad things!

    Have a good week!