Ah, Spring Break. That near-mythical holiday where teenagers get to finally live out their dreams of getting as drunk as possible in public while wearing as little as possible. Criminal activities may/may not also occur.
Oh but we don’t have Spring Break, down here in SA, so you may not know what I’m talking about. Don’t worry, James Franco’s “grill” is here to tell you about it.
Spring Breakers tell the story of four sexy college girls as they plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning… At a motel room rager, fun reaches its legal limit and the girls are arrested and taken to jail. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien (James Franco), an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history. Rough on the outside but with a soft spot inside, Alien wins over the hearts of the young Spring Breakers, and leads them on a Spring Break they never could have imagined.
Oh, James Franco, you so crazy!
Writer-director Harmony Korine made a name for himself writing the controversial Kids and Ken Park (Oh don’t pretend like you haven’t seen them), and since then has just been cranking out indie, festival fare. This seems to be his most mainstream effort in ages, but somehow I get the feeling there’s a whole lot more messed up stuff happening in the movie that the trailers don’t show. And no, I’m not just talking about James Franco’s hair.
Last Updated: January 18, 2013