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Spring Breakers [18]

SPRING BREAKERS is full of surprises, which Korine orchestrates with a sly humour that references the very genre he’s mocking.

Spring Breakers [18]

Writer-director wunderkind Korine (KIDS, MISTER LONELY, GUMMO) works his typically off-beat magic on what might otherwise be pigeonholed as a trashy teen movie – but despite a bevy of bikini-clad college girls, SPRING BREAKERS is much better than that.

The girls themselves (Gomez, Benson, Hudgens, and Rachel Korine) do indeed take a booze ’n’ sex holiday in Florida, but only after robbing a restaurant to fund it. Once the local cops catch up with them – for partying too hard, not for grand theft – they’re bailed out by Alien, a jive-talking but serious mobster (Franco). When Alien isn’t pimping his poor Britney Spears impression, he’s rolling in money, guns, and initially some very intrigued girls.

SPRING BREAKERS is full of surprises, which Korine orchestrates with a sly humour that references the very genre he’s mocking

2013, 92 mins 
Director: Harmony Korine
Starring: Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco.

 

  • Date published: 14th April 2013
  • Written by: Bernadette Griffiths

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