Give Me a Break
Four friends have been saving up for ages to get away from the dull campus they live on and plan to head to the infamous Spring Break celebrations in St. Petersburg, but they haven't enough money. It is when two of them convince the third to steal a car and hold up a business with water pistols to get the money they need which doesn't sit well with Faith (Vanessa Hudgens) who is a church goer although the thought of fun in the sun is enough to make her go along with things. But one thing leads to another and they end up involved with a criminal which puts their friendship to the test.
If someone said to me I have a teen sex comedy for you to watch about a group of girls who turn robbers to fund their partying only to end up having to deal with a crime lord I would be able to picture the movie and whilst now past the age that this sort of movie is made for I would probably still find it amusing. And technically that is what "Spring Breakers" is but it is with a difference because rather than being a comedy this has a fly on the wall feel with footage of teenagers letting lose when they so go to Spring Break. As such we watch girls getting drunk, peeing at the side of the road, doing drugs and a whole lot more and plenty of nudity of wasted teenagers parting.
Now some might find this fly on the wall style utterly fascinating and an interesting look at the yobish culture of some American teenagers. But I am not one of them and found this fly on the wall style a complete road block to enjoying what could have been a half decent teen comedy rather than a monotonous observation on morons. This whole styling just alienated me especially to the characters which if that was the intention then mission complete.
What this all boils down to is that "Spring Breakers" was not some amazing piece of hip movie making but a waste of 94 minutes of my life. I am sure there are many who will find the fly on the wall styling absolutely fascinating and I am sure there will be those who enjoy the representation of fin loving, care free youth but for me it often bordered on the unwatchable.