Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out Harmony Korine’s new movie, “Spring Breakers”, which you probably have heard about.
The plot is centered around 4 college girls hell bent on spending their Spring Break in Florida, for which they rob a chicken shop to find funding. About 45 minutes into the movie, the Florida cops come and arrest the group, who later find themselves being bailed out by a corn-rowed, drug dealing Alien (James Franco). Without giving too much away, I laud the film for accurately plunging into the psyche of American culture, a place where drugs, robbery, and outright murder are happenstance on the road to pleasure, riches, and at times, status. Despite it starring two Disney stars, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, it is definitely not a movie for kids. A super enjoyable dark comedy meets satire meets art film, James Franco steals the show, giving the girls the best time of their life. Be sure to pick up your favorite “Spring Breakers” attire at an Opening Ceremony near you, as the retailer has released a capsule collection to accompany the film.