Directed by: Harmony Korine
Starring: Venessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, James Franco, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane
Review: Lights. Breasts. Sand. Booze. Water. Waves. Money. Drugs. Rap. Sex. Limits. Gluttony. Pride. ‘Spring Breakers’ is about all of these things and none of these things. Like a flag swirling in a harsh wind, the full picture is hard to see, but you will get snippets of every little piece. Some longer than others, and not always together, but all will be revealed.
Like a rite of passage every March brings with it another spring break, a cauldron of false hope wrapped in temptation. Only this rite doesn’t involve a test of strength or of acumen, but reality. How far are some willing to let reality go? On a space station orbiting above Earth, how long are some willing to let themselves tether out? Some will pull back on the cord before it even goes taut. Some will let it completely unfurl, almost to the point of snapping, before coiling themselves back to safety. Some will let it go all the way and then cut it themselves.
Reality is a tensile object. A fickle mistress that affects the millenial generation insomuch as reality only exists to the extent of the moment you’re in. Only problem is that whatever reality that is, some other reality somewhere else is always better. Or at least, you can convince yourself of such things. It’s a blessing and a curse of the generation to never settle. Seeing their forebearers chug through life putting some facets of happiness aside in order to provide for their families and complete a job well done has only gone to make sure they never have to compromise on anything.