History Film / SpringBreakers

15th Sep '17 5:05:47 AM JamesAustin
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''Spring Breakers'' is a 2013 [[GenreBusting comedy-drama-arthouse-crime-exploitation film]] by Creator/HarmonyKorine, starring notable [[TeenIdol teen idols]] Music/SelenaGomez, Music/VanessaHudgens, Creator/AshleyBenson and Creator/JamesFranco.

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''Spring Breakers'' is a 2013 [[GenreBusting comedy-drama-arthouse-crime-exploitation film]] by Creator/HarmonyKorine, starring notable [[TeenIdol teen idols]] {{teen idol}}s Music/SelenaGomez, Music/VanessaHudgens, Creator/AshleyBenson and in their first [[SheIsAllGrownUp "adult"]] film roles, alongside Creator/JamesFranco.




Naturally, the film has gained a lot of controversy due to its mature subject matter, and ''especially'' because it stars former {{Creator/Disney}} idol Selena Gomez in her first [[SheIsAllGrownUp "adult"]] film role (and Vanessa Hudgens too, for that matter, though we all knew she wasn't ''quite'' so innocent after ''Film/SuckerPunch'', or that [[NeverLiveItDown nude photo scandal…]]).

Despite the notoriety the film amassed for itself, it averaged a sum of $87,667 in just ''three'' theaters during its first weekend in limited release, [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity and made back its $2 million dollar budget worldwide.]] Plus, the critics actually like it, too. AndYouThoughtItWouldFail?



* BattleHarem: Alien has Candy, and Brit.
* BiTheWay: Candy and Brit, presumably. Of course, it could be closer to AnythingThatMoves.

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* BattleHarem: Alien has Candy, Candy and Brit.
* BiTheWay: Candy and Brit, presumably.presumably, as they make out with each other during their threesome with Alien. Of course, it could be closer to AnythingThatMoves.



* ChekhovsSkill: Robbing a fast food restaurant with water guns at the beginning? Comes in handy for Brit, Cotty, and Candy later... [[spoiler: [[ActionGirl with ''real'' guns.]]]]
* ContrastMontage: Much of both the film's humour and drama comes from juxtaposing naive idealism with cynical debauchery and, ultimately, bloody violence. In between drug fueled parties and violent crimes, the protagonists are seen watching ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and singing Music/BritneySpears songs. On a similar note, the bloody climactic scene features two characters wearing pink balaclavas with unicorns emblazoned on them.
* CreepyTwins.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Robbing a fast food restaurant with water guns at the beginning? Comes in handy for Brit, Cotty, and Candy later... [[spoiler: [[ActionGirl with ''real'' guns.]]]]
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* ContrastMontage: Much of both the film's humour humor and drama comes from juxtaposing naive idealism with cynical debauchery and, ultimately, bloody violence. In between drug fueled parties and violent crimes, the protagonists are seen watching ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and singing Music/BritneySpears songs. On a similar note, the bloody climactic scene features two characters wearing pink balaclavas with unicorns emblazoned on them.
* CreepyTwins.CreepyTwins



* FanDisservice: While there are plenty of shirtless extras ([[NippleAndDimed of both genders]]), it never feels quite ''right'', what with the excessive slow-motion JigglePhysics and unflattering camera angles. Also, the only time we get to see Cotty's breasts is when [[spoiler:she's having a ShowerOfAngst and covered in blood, having just been shot in the arm a few hours prior.]]
** Also, despite all the advance publicity, [[spoiler: Selena Gomez's character never gets naked nor partakes in any of the film's sex scenes.]]
* FanService: On the other hand, the girls only wear their bikinis once they reach Florida [[spoiler:unless they decide to be PutOnTheBus]] and Alien is almost always seen without his shirt...

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* FanDisservice: FanDisservice:
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While there are plenty of shirtless extras ([[NippleAndDimed of both genders]]), it never feels quite ''right'', what with the excessive slow-motion JigglePhysics and unflattering camera angles. Also, angles, looking more like it comes from the eyes of someone experiencing a bad acid trip.
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only time we get to see Cotty's breasts is when [[spoiler:she's having a ShowerOfAngst and covered in blood, having just been shot in the arm a few hours prior.]]
** Also, despite all the advance publicity, [[spoiler: Selena Gomez's character never gets naked nor partakes in any of the film's sex scenes.]]
* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: On the other hand, the girls only wear their bikinis once they reach Florida [[spoiler:unless they decide to be PutOnTheBus]] PutOnABus]] and Alien is almost always seen without his shirt...
15th Jul '17 9:11:08 PM DoctorNemesis
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* OnlySaneMan: Faith [[spoiler: and eventually Cotty]]. Given an interesting spin, in that in both cases the sane person demonstrates their sanity by eventually deciding ScrewThisImOuttaHere and leaving the film entirely, thus leaving us watching only the lunatics.
22nd Feb '17 12:38:05 AM NWolfman
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* MaleGaze: Rampant. There's an unhealthy amount of close-ups on women's rears and shots that are composed purely to get female body parts somewhere in the frame. One critic described it as the camera constantly moving across the four lead women "like a giant tongue."
4th Dec '16 12:58:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AllWomenAreLustful: Except Faith.



* AllWomenAreLustful: Except Faith.
25th Jun '16 6:09:21 PM CountMontoni
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* MeaningfulName: It's no surprise that Faith is depicted as being religious, in some aspect.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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It's no surprise that Faith is depicted as being religious, in some aspect.aspect.
** ''Alien'' is, fittingly, a ''really'' weird guy.
** Big Arch is the ArcVillain of the movie's final part and the confrontation against him puts a cap on the ''big'', over''arch''ing story.
25th Jun '16 5:56:59 PM CountMontoni
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* UsefulNotes/{{Florida}}: St. Petersburg, specifically.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Florida}}: St. Petersburg, specifically. The film was, along with 2014's ''Film/SexEd'', part of a wave of movies filmed in the area during a period in which the Tampa and St. Petersburg municipal governments were providing heavy incentives to draw in the film industry.
25th Jun '16 5:52:02 PM CountMontoni
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* ShoutOut: Lots, with some of the most notable being a few ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' references and a rendition of [[Music/BritneySpears "...Baby One More Time."]]

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* ShoutOut: Lots, with some of the most notable being a few ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' references and a rendition of [[Music/BritneySpears "...Baby One More Time."]]"]] And, of course, Alien keeping up the alien theme by referencing ''StarTrek'' and ''StarWars'' wherever appropriate.
25th Jun '16 5:50:04 PM CountMontoni
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Alien is already a somewhat well-known rapper in-universe, but clearly less well known as a big, bad kingpin in the underground economy. This makes Alien the rapper want to up his gangsta cred and boost his already inflated ego by becoming an equally or even more well known criminal - leading him to a few confrontations with his obviously more powerful and established rival, Big Arch. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well]].
8th Jun '16 5:06:22 PM EBsessed
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Alien's lifestyle is filled with this.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Alien's lifestyle is filled with this.this, with rap replacing rock & roll.
8th Jun '16 5:04:23 PM EBsessed
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* RearrangeTheSong: The opening sequence features ''Skrillex'''s "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites;" the film's climax features a slow string version of the same song performed by ''Skrillex'' himself.

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* RearrangeTheSong: The opening sequence features ''Skrillex'''s Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites;" the film's climax features a slow string version of the same song performed by ''Skrillex'' Skrillex himself.
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