Spring Breakers (2013)
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The movie is too calculated to shock. Korine just wants to be the danger he's warning us about.
It's campy and comic at times, but Korine also gives the film a downbeat, melancholic edge, with voiceovers, pointed repetition of dialogue and images, and hallucinatory camera work, sound and editing.
Neon bright and all raw energy, Spring Breakers is a pulsating paradox of a movie, both a tangerine dream and a cultural reality check, a pop artifact that simultaneously exploits and explores the shallowness of pop artifacts.
Korine's story is a searing indictment of today's hedonistic, nihilistic youth, and his script is loaded with sharp, telling dialogue that exposes the rotten moral cores of its characters.
Audience Reviews for Spring Breakers
After seeing it a second time, it is easier to see where Korine wants to get at with this overstylish mockery of American society, even though his hand is too heavy sometimes, but he does have conviction and the cinematography is stunning and filled with toxic sexiness.
Very interesting. Starts off all dumb drunk teens doing dumb drunk things, but soon turns very dark. I would like to watch this again before commenting fully.
Four college students resort to robbery to fund a spring break trip to Florida. Lacking almost all restraint, director Harmony Korine fashions a didactic drama about hedonism and materialism while including enough skin to make Hugh Hefner blush. Though the film is clearly "artistic" (as opposed to pornographic) with its slow motion shots, fractured narrative, and repeated "poetic" voice-overs, it can't escape the fact that it quickly becomes a parody of itself. Take for example a scene in which Alien shows off his "pad." He says, "Look at my shit" approximately twenty times, and I couldn't resist thinking, "Look at my props department. They found a lot of guns and an oddly shaped bed." A lack of subtlety isn't always necessary, but Spring Breakers goes so over the top that I couldn't stomach the predictable conclusion of its ham-handed plot. Overall, Harmony Korine may be a fine writer, as evidenced by Kids, but as a director he has much to learn.
Spring Breakers Quotes
|Faith:||Hi grandma. Having so much fun here. This place... is special. I am starting to think this is the most spiritful place I've ever been. I think we found ourselves here. We finally gotta see some other parts of the world. We saw some beautiful things here. God, I can't believe how many new friends we made. Friends from all over the place. I mean everyone was so sweet here. So warm and friendly. We' It's way more than just having a good time. God, it's so nice to get a break from my auntie for a little while. We'll always remember the trip. I wanna go back again next year with you. Something so amazing, magical. Something so beautiful. Feels as if the world is perfect. Like it's never gonna end.|
|Alien:||Look at all mah shit.|
|Alien:||Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo'ever.|
|Alien:||Bikini's and big booties - that's what it's all about.|