Spring Breakers

Published August 31, 2013

Spring Breakers

Film info

  • Title Spring Breakers
  • Director Harmony Korine
  • Year 2012
  • Run time 1hr 34m
  • Genres Crime, Drama
  • Tagline A little sun can bring out your dark side

Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Cotty (Rachel Korine) and Faith (Selena Gomez) have been best friends since grade school, trying to save enough money for spring break. Still short of cash, three of them hold up a restaurant using toy guns in order to get to Florida for two weeks of fun. After a few days of partying, the girls get arrested during a police raid and land up in jail. Bailed out by local drug dealer Alien (James Franco), they soon find themselves in over their heads when their mentor introduces them to the wonders of an addictively dangerous spring break they will never forget.

Fast Facts

Title: Spring Breakers Director: Harmony Korine Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 34mins

Background Info

I’m not going to pretend that sex and drugs and rock n' roll are my thing, but we were after a bit of a mindless movie after a glass or two of wine. Plus I quite like Selena Gomez and I was intrigued how she could pull off the squeaky clean image and be in a film like this at the same time.

Live Blog

0:45 - Assuming Muse productions isn’t related to Muse, but the logo is very similar! 6:45 - Selena Gomez smoking. Tut tut. It’s all downhill from here. 12:50 - I wish I had an animal-shaped backpack when I was at school. 16:26 - Makes sense they’d be playing Rihanna. Always thought she was a bad influence. 20:52 - Spring break parties start early in the day! Bright sunshine, lots of dancing and booze already. 24:45 - They might be drunk or stoned or whatever, but when you have those “I want this to be forever” moments, it really means something. 27:04 - They seem to do handstands wherever they go. 29:15 - Yay for singing Britney. Early Britney, anyways. 33:44 - Getting arrested in bikinis isn’t exactly flattering. But then that seems the only appropriate clothing for spring break. 39:03 - “Why y’all acting spicious?” 44:42 - Turns out donuts aren’t really feasible on a quad bike. 1:03:36 - James Franco is so Snoop Dogg it hurts. 1:05:16 - Love the Britney love. 1:09:11 - I don’t get it though, they are committing all these crimes but they’re not subtle. She has pink hair for goodness' sake. 1:12:57 - Getting shot would usually make you want to end your holiday and go home, I reckon. 1:26:41 - We’ve decided that for their bikinis to do that, the moon must have turned UV.


There was plenty of this movie that I didn’t really get but at the same time, it was fun just to watch the good cinematogrophy, listen to the soundtrack and drift away. It was an interesting storytelling technique, dipping back and forth and crossing dialogue from one scene across another. There wasn’t a huge amount of story to tell, and the end was a bit weird, but I don’t really think it mattered. To get all deep about it, it was the journey. And the Britney.

**Rating: **3/5

Rating: 3 / 5

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