zondag 13 april 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 50: Spring Breakers

Director: Harmony Korine
Genre: Drama/ Comedy
Runtime: 94 minutes
Year: 2012
Starring: James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Description: Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer (James Franco).

Review: American teenagers look forward to Spring Break the entire year. A week full of alcohol and partying. Friends Faith, Candy, Brit and Cotty want to go as well. They don’t have enough money, so they rob a restaurant to get money for their trip. When they meet a guy named Alien, the week of innocent partying changes to a week of sins.
A movie that is titled “Spring Breakers” sounds like a fun teen flick. If you wanted that, this is not your movie. It has a dark atmosphere, it’s a bit vague. The further the girls a pulled into Alien’s world, the weirder the ambiance gets.
The film has flashbacks and flashforwards and you find out that the characters aren’t your typical students, but girls with deep and crazy thoughts. Off all the characters, Faith is the only one you can sympathize with. She eventually sees that what they are doing is wrong. I don’t really care for any of the other characters, you just want to slap them in the face and wake them up. James Franco, with his weirdest look ever, is sublime in his role as Alien. He is genuinely a creepy and intriguing man.
“Spring Breakers” is artistic, with great cinematography. It’s an unexpected and original film, which will leave the audience amazed.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

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