Springbreakers

Bill I’s Review – 2.5 out of 5

I try to have no expectations other than to see a good film, so I was continually waiting for the good part to start while watching Springbreakers. It’s centered on 4 college girls who scrap up enough cash to head down to St. Petersburg for their wild week. Some of the girls are wild already, and the supposedly religious, “innocent” one, played by Selena Gomez, looking about 14 years old, goes along with the others, disregarding being warned by others to watch out for these girls. They partake in the MTV version of Spring Break, with alcohol flowing, bikini tops being dropped, and drugs being smoked and snorted. That’s not enough, so they delve into more extensive wildness “fun”, after meeting a captivating rapper/gangsta, and about that time I realized that the good part is not going to come at all, nor will my enjoyment. The girls and their lives are depressing, to live and to watch, and overall I did not find any redeeming characters to root for or learn anything about. James Franco plays the white gangsta, and it’s a tour de force, and the only memorable portrayal I will remember in a few weeks.

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2 thoughts on “Springbreakers”

  1. I may still see this. It has actually gotten good reviews. It was directed by the director of one of the worst movies I ever saw – ‘Trash Humpers’. I saw it a few years ago at SXSW because I had some time to kill and it was playing at the Alamo Drafthouse and I was hungry. I actually wanted to walk out but I couldn’t because I had to wait to get my check and pay. So I’m curious to see if there is anything half decent about this one.

  2. The film paints a fairly accurate portrait of this generation we all live in and at the same time, making a comment. For that bold step, the movie deserves praise. Nice review Bill.

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