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Spring Breakers (2012)

Spring Breakers (2012)

Here's a Riff Raff (played by James Franco) look alike-starring action movie (he actually sued the makers for supposedly using his character without permission) about four girls who go on spring break, meet a straight up G, and go crazy. There's cocaine, sand, sex, blue skies and beaches, and at the end an ambient gun run down the pier, before they leave, back to their regular lives. It's beautiful. Brutal. Sad. Surreal. Like a dream.

The main characters are a sometimes scary duo, strong feminine personalities that take control, and move the movie in a way you might not have expected. Is that who they really are? Is it a facade? They don't seem that simple, and no matter what they do it doesn't feel wrong. A couple of the girls bail. One before things get too heavy, and the other after she gets shot, but the two that stay don't scary easy. As they run down the pier I wonder what runs through their minds. The girls are Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Selena Gomez. Gucci Mane makes an appearance too.

The filmigraphy's blissful: creative angles, beautiful bodies, blue skies, sunshine and neon nights, but there's a depth to it as well. A big rift between the visual appeal, of both the characters and their surrounding, and the story. Like it's about finding yourself. Like it's about life. Like there's more to it than this. Like I'm probably not really getting the point across with these likes, but I liked the movie.

In the end I'm left sitting still, sad but satisfied, philosophical, trying to garner some new realizations from what seems to have plenty in store - my mind moving through a myriad of moods. There's just something special about this movie, and it's not just the girls.

Not the witty title either, but it is a plus.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

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