Spring Breakers [2013] ★★

sHow you feel about “Spring Breakers” will have a lot to do with your age and gender.  If I were a hormonally charged 16-year-old boy, I might think it was a wish-fulfillment movie featuring lots of good-looking naked girls. Director Harmony Korine managed to convince a couple of Disney stars (ha!) to wear bikinis for 90 minutes and act like idiots during spring break in Florida. That would be Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, who embark with two more friends on a drug/alcohol/robbery fueled trip. The star of the show? James Franco, who gives a bizarre yet memorable performance as Alien, a crazy drug dealer who takes the girls under his wings (the film earns an extra star for his performance). To say that things go out of control is a mild understatement. But what is the movie really about? It’s not really about making the right decision , since the four girls don’t seem to care much about consequences. It’s not a gangster movie either (they wish!). It might just be a trippy film featuring plenty of high/nude women and the men who take advantage of them. In any case, this movie wasn’t intended for me. Come to think of it, I’m glad it wasn’t.

Rating: 2/4

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