Written July 31, 2014
I'll start off saying that the cinematography in this film was stellar. It was amazing, and eye-catching, and unique. I just LOVED it.
Yes, there was tons of partying in this film, but it had a lot of deeper content. If you were watching the film correctly, you could easily see the deeper psychological context, which was displayed mostly by the build up and repetition of sound. The greatest performance was James Franco, of course, who never faltered-- I admit, I was waiting to see a note of his true self. But Franco stuck to it, and performed brilliantly. Vanessa Hudgens was very intense, and stuck to her character as well, and I hope to see more of this work from her in the future. Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine gave very good performances too. But Selena Gomez was truly lacking, and displayed her little experience in the acting field. I, nor my friend. could get a grip on what she was trying to do with her character. It was the only bad aspect of the film.
Written March 17, 2013
My friend and I read the reviews that, overall, it was a decent film. This movie was so bad on so many levels, I don't know where to begin. I can't believe Franco agreed to do this film.
If you like staring at t-ts & butts for 90 minutes, you're better off watching free porn on the internet.
Written March 24, 2013
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 August 04, 2013
Horrible! Way over top!
Written August 21, 2014
If you're looking for a fun movie, this isn't it! Catch a showing of 21 & Over and call it a day. If I mentioned the words "hip hop", "dub step", "spring break", "T&A", and "hot chicks" you would think of fun movies along the lines of Project X, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, etc. WRONG!
This movie is slow and boring. It tries to be artsy fartsy and ends up being a complete disaster. It seems like the critics love anything that's unconventional and looks like it was shot with an iPhone. The characters are bad, the acting is bad, the plot is bad, the script is bad.
James Franco realizes that it was impossible for him to hold character or even his accent and decides to just play dress up and have fun. He did make me laugh twice. So far, this is the worst movie of the year.
Reminder: If you are looking for a fun spring break movie, this isn't it!
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