Spring Breakers Reviews
The message the film wants to convey gets lost towards its ending, but the artistry and performances exhibited in the film are remarkable to say the least.
They head down to Florida and deal with the glitz of spring break which includes the drinking, the sex, partying and the drugs. Enamored by the entire experience they are eager to do it again. Things do not go as smoothly the second time as they get arrested, only to be bailed out by a questionable character named Alien (James Franco). They start learning the less glamorous parts of spring break which includes some of the seedy characters, and the crime. Disenchanted by the process Faith (Selena Gomez) begs to go home and does so, leaving her friends behind. The rest continue to stay with alien and become absorbed by the whole lifestyle.
Spring breakers was a unique and originally shot film. The film is filled with color, brightness, and then contrasts of darker and dim shots for the darker elements of the spring break. The film starts by simply showing all the great parts of spring break with the drunk girls, the partying and fun. There is not much that the film does not hide with this regard. In some moments, the film almost feels like a documentary without any direction or people being interviewed. When the film does a 180 and gets darker the film remains interesting. The entire film seems like a long trip in many ways that probably accurately portrays much of the spring break experience. Franco (Alien) does a decent job of being distant, but unpredictable. Had the film done a better job investing with the characters and developing them more, the film would have had a much bigger impact. The film goes on a bit too long to get to the point and begins to drag. Instead the film feels like somewhat of a dark and long music video and does not live up to a lot of the potential it builds up for itself. The photography of the film more makes up for some of the stories short comings, but this movie will struggle with most audiences.