Excerpt: The American tradition of the spring break was invented to give hard-working college students a much-needed reprieve from their rigorous course studies and a means to blow off some steam in a reasonably safe environment.
Excerpt: It has been almost impossible to avoid reading anything about Harmony Korine�s fifth feature Spring Breakers over the last year, and after viewing the film for the first time I was a little disappointed, but only because it wasn�t as subversive as I�d been led to believe.
Excerpt: Spring Breakers is edited to put audiences in a catatonic state, mind-bendingly repetitive and creepily voyeuristic. Shedding their Disney origins (and clothes), Selena Gomez joins Vanessa Hudgens in this romanticized depiction of gun laden debauchery, societal norms and innocence ripped from four...
Conclusion: Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' is a cinematically experimental indictment and exaltation of superficial excess, empty sexuality, and materialistic desire. Though humorous, the movie is also darkly disturbing, revealing potent social commentary beneath its surface level exploitation.
Conclusion: Some of the marketing for Spring Breakers might lead you to believe the film is nothing other than a sort of sexcapade comedy with Franco and a bunch of nubile young women. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Excerpt: The Film If you're at all familiar with Harmony Korine's 1995 film Kids , you should know that the director doesn't shy away from showing young people in compromising positions. That's Spring Breakers in a nutshell.
Excerpt: Very few vacationers who embark on a weeklong spring break trip expect safe, wholesome, squeaky-clean, life-empowering experiences. They temporarily abandon the day-to-day grind of work, school or reality in search of guiltless, gratuitous debauchery fueled by gallons of booze and ounces of illegal...