Film Review: Spring Breakers

(Anibal Santos)

Valery Fregoso

“Girls Gone Wild” spread out in an hour and a half theatrical movie with former Disney stars, defines the movie “Spring Breakers.”

I still cannot believe people have spent $12 to watch this movie. I am the type of person who loves to go watch the movies the weekend it comes out, but I really wished I waited and read the reviews before hand.

“Spring Breakers” is Harmony Korine’s latest “comedy and drama” filled with sex, underage drinking, drugs, nudity and violence. It stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco. 

The movie is about four college students (Gomez, Hudgens, Benson and Korine) going on spring break, who decide to rob a restaurant to pay their way to Florida and buy drugs and alcohol. After being arrested for drug possession at a party, a drug dealer by the name of Alien (Franco) bails them out in hopes to recruit them to join his life of violence, drugs, sex and money. 

When the trailer came out a couple months ago, I was already shocked with the movie choice these former Disney stars chose to do, but hoped for a possible light-hearted moral ending to the movie. The only moral the movie taught the audience is that you can always turn your life around after you mess up during spring break. 

The constant flashbacks to scenes shown five minutes prior, the repeat of the word “spring break” being whispered throughout the movie and to the sound of a loading gun in between each scene break were the biggest annoyances throughout the movie. Not to mention there was also the constant unflattering nudity shown in every scene, beginning with the first few minutes of the movie. Gomez is the only actress who keeps it ‘PG-13’ throughout the movie.

Even though Franco made me giggle throughout the movie with the many scenes of him just posing with his guns and money, I do commend him for making the audience really believe he was this ‘creepy gangster.’ You wouldn’t have guessed this character was played by Franco.

Parents, don’t get fooled with taking your children to this RATED R movie, because Selena Gomez’s name is on the movie poster. This is not a kids’ movie or a movie for those who get uncomfortable with nudity.

If you are looking for an “entertaining” movie to watch and you have $12 to spare, go watch this movie. I do admit it was somewhat entertaining but I do have to give it 1 and a half out of 5 stars. 

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