Written May 02, 2016
first, let me say i have no idea where people are getting the notion that this is even partly a comedy; i can't think of a single humorous moment in the entire film. the movie is an artistic, dreamlike, sometimes abstract drama. it's beautiful, in both simplistic, topless-girls-bouncing-around-in-the-sun ways, and in more complex, darker, grittier ways. it's sometimes impressionistic and not very literally plausible, and sometimes kind of harshly realistic. it doesn't spell everything out for you - it leaves it to you to fill in some blanks however you choose. if you don't want that responsibility, you may not enjoy this movie. but if you like movies that leave some things for you to decide, that sort of let you help make them in your mind, you might enjoy Spring Breakers.(paragraph break here)
Fandango's rating system is stupid: nobody can say whether you should or should not go. all they can say is whether they liked it and why. whether or not you should go is for you to decide
Written February 13, 2016
As a confronting, out-on-the-edge film-maker, Harmony Korine got strong reactions from the narrow audience of art house film watchers he courted in his early career. "Spring Breakers" is aimed at the mainstream (I think) but also seems designed to provoke strong reactions. The story felt to me like an allegory for an America that is stuck in a type of collective adolescence where the love of sex, guns and consumerism dominate all other values. People who can't stand to see America criticized, or even reflected negatively in the most oblique fashion, will hate this film. I liked it a lot. James Franco's performance is fantastic. An original and eye-catching mixture of film and storytelling approaches taken from different genres of film really worked for me, like a genius combination of two ingredients by great chef. My only issue with this film was the ending, which felt like a studio executive had imposed it to create more of an upbeat resolution to the story.
Written May 06, 2016
God doggy! This movie so refreshingly original and raw. The cast was electric, most notably James Franco, who absolutely went to another level. Hilariously serious and rebellious. A cult classic for the ages.
Written July 03, 2015
James Franco and Selena Gomez give stellar performances. The script could be tighter and some logic didn't jive. But it was a good script for the most part. Very good directing and editing. Great performances from all of the main cast. I liked it a lot and hope it becomes a classic! I see glimpses of Vanessa Hudgens winning an Oscar at some future point of her career.
There were people in the audience where I saw it in Santa Monica, California from all age groups, all genders,class and races! I think this movie is going to make a lot of money!!!!
Written February 07, 2016
What the f was the point!. Just dumb bitches partying and getting away with fantasy rap video crime laced through it. The three chix didnt present well either. Alot of mindless **** and posing nothingness to fall asleep to. Waste of $23.