Spring Breakers, a break from mainstream movies.

Rated R

Courtesy of Imdb

Courtesy of Imdb

Spring Breakers is a recently released thriller starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, and Rachel Korine. The film centers around four best friends (Hudgens, Benson, Gomez, and Korine) that are saving money to go on a trip to Florida for spring break. All four of them are tired with their day-to-day life as a college student, and want some kind of escape, which is what they think their trip will be. After some set backs, they finally make it to their long awaited spring break heaven, but their paradise quickly becomes their nightmare. The film, directed by Harmony Korine, has non-traditional filming for a theater film, with a lot of raw clips and psychedelic images, but that’s what makes it intriguing. The other aspect that draws attention to this film is the choice of cast. Hudgens, Benson, and Gomez are extremely popular in the teeny-bopper genre and are fan favorites among kids, but this is not the kind of film you want to bring your kids to. If you can somehow remove the images of Gabriella (Hudgens) from High School Musical, Alex (Gomez) from Wizards of Waverly Place, and Hanna (Benson) from Pretty Little Liars from your mind, you might be able to appreciate the effort the actresses put into this film. They’re all phenomenal, and creepily convincing, at being bad. If you have an open mind, and are willing to watch a film you wouldn’t normally see in a movie theater, you’ll enjoy this movie. 

Disclaimer: Trailer may contain profanities.

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