Spring Breakers

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Spring Breakers
Harmony Korine
Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, James Franco

Harmony Korine, reclusive director of the 1997 independent hit Gummo, is back from the shadows with this caustic look at modern nihilism. Equal parts paean and challenge to its subject, Korine’s latest is more than meets the trailer-hungry eye. Disney starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez shed their innocent skins as young spring break hopefuls who rob a restaurant in order to fund their frivolous binge. The robbery is a bust and lands the would-be protagonists in a heap of trouble. Upon their release from jail, who should be waiting for them but Alien (James Franco), a gangsta wannabe who throws them down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, and shameless deeds. Alien proves one of Franco’s most memorable roles, and his introduction into their lives lends a satirical edge to the ensuing fantasy ride. In their polyamorous tirade, encounters with sun, surf, and the law constitute a new critical vision of the American experience. “Mr. Korine… embraces the role of court jester, the fool whose transgressive laughter carries corrosive truth.” (NY Times)

website: springbreakersthemovie.com

35mm 'Scope color
1 hour 34 minutes
release year/country
2012 USA