Spring Breakers

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1. Spring Breakers

Director: Harmony Korine

Stars: Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, James Franco, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane

Guns, bikinis, and a Riff Raff-esque James Franco—it’s a fix you didn’t even know you were fiending for. The most divisive film of 2013, Harmony Korine’s ecstasy trip follows three former goody-two shoes from the Disney channel and Korine’s wife as they embark on a drug-fueled spring break trip gone so wrong, but so damn right.

Sick of their boring bumblefuck nowhere college life, the powerful foursome rob a restaurant to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida, with the rest of the topless and twerking borderline-alcoholic students of the south. A party gone wrong lands them in jail, only to be bailed out by a corn-rowed rapper/dealer named Alien, James Franco. What follows is a nasty crime thriller that could make any parent send their kid to Jesus Camp.

Only it’s more than a crime thriller. It’s a bizarro feminist fairy tale. And an indictment of white privilege. It’s also a feature-length music video that contains a miniature music video for Britney Spears “Everytime,” with Franco on a white baby grand and the girls doing a synchronized dance with guns. It’s all of America in 2013 refracted through a sick kaleidoscope. It’s the most deliciously batshit movie of the year. —Tara Aquino

Source: www.complex.com

Updated List of Best-Reviewed 2013 Films Among Criticwire Members:</p>
<p>42. Spring Breakers (Film Page), directed by Harmony Korine (2012 Venice Film Festival; March 2013 theatrical release)Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (115 grades) <br />

1. The Way, Way Back (Fox Searchlight, $21,502,690)
2. The Spectacular Now (A24, $6,854,611)
3. Drinking Buddies (Magnolia Pictures, $343,341)
4. Blackfish (Magnolia Pictures, $2,073,582)
5. Spring Breakers (A24, $14,124,284)
6. The Bling Ring (A24, $5,845,732)
7. I Give It a Year (Magnolia, $34,657)
8. The Kings of Summer (CBS, $1,315,590)
9. Frances Ha (IFC, $4,066,582)
10. Sound City (Variance Films, $422,417)

Source: www.indiewire.com

20 Future Cult Faves: From 2013 to Eternity</p>
<p>Spring Breakers</p>
<p>Harmony Korine&#8217;s neon-sprayed crime thriller came on like a transgressive freakout, with three bikini-clad Disney-fied starlets breaking bad all at once. The ultraviolent drugged-out bare-breasted romp feels like an attempt to out-crazyScarface. But the film&#8217;s cultiest aspect is probably James Franco, playing a kookball rapper and wannabe-Tony Montana with a hilariously quotable drawl. All thatanda Britney Spears dance number! —Darren Franich</p>
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Spring Breakers

Harmony Korine’s neon-sprayed crime thriller came on like a transgressive freakout, with three bikini-clad Disney-fied starlets breaking bad all at once. The ultraviolent drugged-out bare-breasted romp feels like an attempt to out-crazyScarface. But the film’s cultiest aspect is probably James Franco, playing a kookball rapper and wannabe-Tony Montana with a hilariously quotable drawl. All thatanda Britney Spears dance number! —Darren Franich

Source: www.ew.com

@springbreakers Thanks to you guys Spring Breakers was #61 on Top 100 Google Searches of 2013 – higher than Elysium, Oblivion, and New Pope! #Zeitgeist2013

@springbreakers: Thanks to you guys Spring Breakers was #61 on Top 100 Google Searches of 2013 – higher than Elysium, Oblivion, and New Pope! #Zeitgeist2013