Written April 11, 2013
A take on today's current too-much down-to-earth and unambitious materialistic youth, fully living the American Dream. - 5/10
Written July 29, 2014
There's no denying that Spring Breakers exploits the worst possible scenario for a group of no-so-innocent college girls. There's plenty of nudity and partying (read sex, drugs, and drinking games) from start to finish; however, there's also the type of mayhem that involves a hilarious "gangster" played by James Franco and plenty of guns, money and drugs. It's also worth mentioning that this movie doesn't have a conventional story. It's mostly storytelling in a daze, which works well for the most part -- it's just not the straightforward storytelling that most audiences are used it. SPRING BREAK FOREVER!
Written July 29, 2014
Yes horrifying and disturbing- the excess is the point.. James Franco - as always - worth the price of the admission- the direction and cinematography were interesting- some great mosaic shots and jump cuts- OK- not for the kiddies- for the film afficianados only .... the primary relationship is clearly between the ******* couple.. how rare is that to begin with???...So OK haters- I get it.. you don't want your Disney princesses to be antiheroes.. but there is clearly a moral voice in the film.. the fact that it is nuanced and subtle I actually prefer.. so not meant for everyone.. and the fact that there are primary ,secondary and tertiary layers to the film means that some viewers will respond to it on the purely manifest level (all the discussions of too much sex and violence etc) and then the complex latent level- I applaud the actresses for taking a risk- but as with any art- the masses are not really going to get it - or even supposed to get it...pack your knives and go-
Written September 17, 2014
Its sad that this movie has so many Disney Channel actresses and many young girls will want to see this movie. As a father that worries me. I'm going to spoil the ending but in particular it makes me worry that it doesn't shows any consequences to the bad behavior of the protagonists. In the end they drive up into the sunset like heroes who bagged their bad behavior to experimentation and a "good" experience.
Written September 19, 2014
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