Spring Breakers Sunday, 29 March 2020

Spring Breakers

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18: High impact themes, sex and drug use.

  • The pitch:

    Breaking every rule in the good book.

  • Starring:

    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, James Franco, Gucci Mane, Heather Morris, Ash Lendzion

  • Directed by:

    Harmony Korine

  • Running time:

    94 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18 (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Small business is robbed, people are threatened with guns, mallet. Robbery re-enactment. Girl fires/inserts a water pistol in her mouth, simulates shooting herself in the head with water pistol and her fingers (shaped like a gun). Gunshots, gun sounds heard, guns pointed in threat. Handgun inserted into a man's mouth. Masked attackers. People shot (handguns, rifles), forced down, tied-up, pistol-whipped. Things get smashed. Car set alight. Guns, launcher, nunchucks, blades seen. Dangerous driving, car theft. Yelling. Killing seen and mentioned. Civil War (mentioned). Blood/gore: Blood splatter. Pools of blood. Fresh corpses. Bloody bullet, bloody arm, bloody hands, bullet wound.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex acts, promiscuity, kissing, grinding, crotch-grabbing (girl-girl, boy-girl). Oral sex (simulated using food, hands, guns, baby doll). Penetration (mentioned). Threesome. Girls shower together. Flirting. Teasing. Nudity: More flesh than clothing. Skimpy beachwear, boobies, booties, biceps, genitalia, pubic hair. Sketches of genitalia. Full female nudity (seen from side and behind).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Snorting cocaine. Smoking marijuana from cones, bongs, joints. Alcohol (beer, spirits, moonshine, drinking games. Spring breakers binge-drink using yard glasses, hoses). Gambling (dice games). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, derogatory terms for females, slang for male and female genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Spring break, sexual deviancy, binge-drinking, partying, gangland violence, terror, robbery, theft, drugs, religion, temptation, lewd behaviour, spirituality, rebellion, illegal activities right v wrong, morality, hedonism, Christianity, pleasure-seeking, voyeurism, intoxication, debauchery.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Church setting. Jail setting. Dog, sharks (mentioned). Toilets seen. Homesickness. Licking. Urination (simulated).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Great performances from unlikely cast. Stylish, provocative, mesmerising, hallucinogenic. Terrific score. Thought-provoking.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Repetitive style. Excessive. Feels pervy.

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