Imagine a Spring Break vacation with all the fun, alcohol, and nudity you want. That turns into a dark twist of violence, danger, and adventure. This film has it all from the fun in the sun to the shooting in the dark that never stops till someone is dead.
Four young girls that have been best friends since they were kids attend college together. They have all been close and do everything together. Faith (Selena Gomez) is a religious type girl who wants to have fun, but does not want to take risks to do so. Cotty (Rachel Korine) is a semi-wild girl who is looking for fun, but will take some risks to get what she wants. Then there is Brit (Ashley Benson) and Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) who are wild adventurous girls who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
During the school year they plan a Spring Break trip to Florida to get away from the small boring town they live in. Having not made enough money throughout the year three of them decide to rob a local diner for the money they need. From then on things start to get wild for the girls.
Once they get to Florida everything is all fun and games with lots of spring break parties. From drugs to drinking games these girls live it up. Until they meet Alien (James Franco), a local drug dealer and rap musician. Then things go south and the fun turns into violence and gangsters.
Director Harmony Korine brings a fun filled film that includes tons of nudity and violence that has trouble blending together and adapting to the characters in the story. He has trouble fitting these young college students into cold blooded killers. The switch from a fun and joyful time at the beach into a war battle between gangs just doesn’t go together.
The storyline line needs some work and does not adapt well to the characters used in the film. It seemed that the director was showcasing the stars on their past experiences to draw in the crowd. This film will probably do well with the Males ages 18 to 35 to play off the nudity and violence.
Final Grade: I give this a C- for its nudity and violence, but it lacks the storyline to go with it.
Director: Harmony Korine
Writer: Harmony Korine (screenplay)
Runtime: 94 minutes (1 hour and 34 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout.
Production Company: Annapurna Pictures
Release Date: March 22nd, 2013