It’s spring break season!! So why not talk a little bit about “SPRING BREAKERS” a new film from A24 Films that was written and directed by Harmony Korine. The movie has garnered industry buzz and is sure to be an instant cult classic among college students and party-goers. Spring Breakers stars Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars fame, High School Muscial’s Vanessa Hudgens, and ex-Disney kid Selena Gomez. Rounding out the cast is Korine’s wife Rachel Korine, James Franco and Gucci Mane. The movie has all the trimmings of spring break gratuitous nudity, drug use, sex and alcohol. With the most important element being that of escape. I was fortunate enough to see an advanced screening of the movie and was totally surprised by what the movie turned out to be.
Prior to seeing the film I knew nothing about it, so I was taken aback by the content of the movie. A mix between Scarface, Kids (also written by Harmony Korine), and an episode of Real World Cancun; the movie essentially is shocking to say the least. Even though the setting is sunny Tampa Bay, Florida; it’s only a backdrop to tell a bigger and darker story of money, violence and escape. I won’t give the movie away, but let’s just say it’s not what you would expect. Check out the trailer below:
“Spring Breakers” hits theaters nationwide on March 22nd. If you’re looking for a provocative indie movie, this is the one for you.