Spring Breakdown (2009)
A trio of thirtysomething friends (Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Parker Posey) go vacationing at a popular spring break resort frequented by college coeds in order to prevent a politician's daughter from embarrassing her family. Larry Kennar and Rick Berg produce a script penned by director Ryan Shiraki in collaboration with star Dratch.
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Critic Reviews for Spring Breakdown
Is "Spring Breakdown" as good as "Mean Girls"? Or even as good as "Baby Mama"? No, not quite. But it's funny enough to be in the same neighborhood, and that makes it well worth a recommendation.
When I did laugh, it was because of some weird little twist one of the actors gave to a line reading or some bit of physical comedy they tried. It wasn't because the movie itself was actually witty.
Spring Breakdown rides a very fine line between total trash and intelligent provocation, mall multiplex dreck and Troma-esque satire via the grotesque.
A very bad genre exercise starring some very good comedic actresses who really should change agencies soon.
Audience Reviews for Spring Breakdown
Quite honestly it is a pretty bad movie, but the actresses in this are all so funny I couldn't help but laugh a few times, even if it was in a cringing sort of way. Kind of like a second rate Romy & Michele, but not as funny, and loses points for the inclusion of Sophie Monk (the lips are as bad as the acting).More
Oh, come on! When I see names like Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, and Will Arnett paired with SNL staples like Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Seth Meyers I am thinking that there might be something funny going to happen even if just borne of improvisation.
I was really wrong.
This was horrible.
This is a Rachel Dratch creation and was stillborn.
This is a very talented group who need to fire their agents for having them put into this long SNL skit cr@pfest.
There were a couple of decent set ups and some funny performances and for that it gets 1.5 stars. The premise was old, the jokes were mostly stale, it basically flatlined out of the gate.
I am very upset with myself for watching this through until the end and I hope that this great group will come together again in some form or another and redeem themselves having taken a few showers to get the stench off first.
Spring Breakdown Quotes
- [handing Gayle a hamburger] Here, eat this.
- Thank you. This tastes so fucking good!
- You know what happens to bullies? They get whatever they want but they don't get love, real love.
- [response to the seven's prayer] So weird you guys are religious.
- Douglas.. Your mole is growing back!
- This is not just a talent show, this is a war.
- Judi, are you OK?
- Well, it's just that huevos rancheros always reminds me of William
- Cuz he went down on that Hispanic guy?
- No, cuz it's our Sunday tradition!
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