Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers is a strange one, no doubt about it. A weird sort of fever dream of American excess and aimless youth populated by former Disney girls and an utterly mad James Franco it is a film that many will likely hate but which I personally absolutely adore, one of the fun parts for those of us fortunate enough to have seen it already is getting to watch the marketers turn themselves in knots figuring out how to sell it to people. The recent American trailer for the film got this largely wrong by trying to pack what I'm increasingly convinced is a very smart bit of satire into a box shaped exactly like what the film is satirizing but this new French effort? Yeah, this one gets it right.
Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Cotty
(Rachel Korine) and Faith (Selena Gomez) have been best friends since
grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry
for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring
break to get their shot at having some real fun.
A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" (James Franco) promises
to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope
for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes
unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break
they will never forget.
It would probably be a red bander if it were released in America so do be aware of who is around when watching. Check it below.