October 25, 2013 by rachelcmann
What a weird movie. I don’t even know where to start. On the outside this looks like a fluff piece, a way for Disney princesses Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens to break out of their type. But that’s not really the point of the film.
It’s a highly stylized tale of juvenile delinquents who get their kicks and really come into their criminal prime at Spring Break in Florida. Admittedly that is an incredibly reductionist version of the plot. This is a particularly graphic film and the whole thing made me mildly uncomfortable. I thought about stopping it several times but I was so curious for how it would end.
From a film critic standpoint the movie has some really interesting techniques. Color washing, long lens shots, repeated dialogue tracks. So while I wasn’t a fan of the content I enjoyed analyzing the film from a more cinematographic angle.
- Product placement in pictures: Spring Breakers (brandsandfilms.com)
- James Franco Wants An Oscar For ‘Spring Breakers’. No, Really. (contactmusic.com)