- Cast: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, Heather Morris, Lauren Vera , Emma Holzer, Gucci Mane, Ash Lendzion, Cait Taylor, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez, Josh Randall, Debbie Whited, Tony Robinette, Thurman Sewell, Ananda Milsa, Sidney Sewell, Michelle Hernandez, Courtney Paige Kramer, Billy Gardner III, Owen Harn, Ken Anthony II, B.J. Parker, Nicole Paris Williams, Shawn Larkin, Jeph Cangé, Jarrett Ricker, Jeffrey Thomas Brown, John McClain, Dave Kramer, Ivy Sinn
- Director: Harmony Korine
- Writer: Harmony Korine
- Producers: Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Jordan Gertner, Chris Hanley, David Zander
- Co Producers: Susan Kirr, Mike Weber
- Associate Producers: Jonathan Fong, Scott Pierce
- Executive Producers: Agnès B., Vikram Chatwal , Chris Contogouris, Megan Ellison, Ted Field, Jane Holzer, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, Stella Schnabel, Fernando Sulichin, Wicks Walker, Aeysha Walsh
- Art Direction: Almitra Corey
- Casting: Laray Mayfield
- Costume Design: Heidi Bivens
- D.O.P.: Benoît Debie
- Editor: Douglas Crise
- Makeup: Lee Grimes
- Musics: Cliff Martinez, Skrillex
- Production Design: Elliott Hostetter
- Set Decoration: Adam Willis
Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun.
A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Florida, USA
- MPAA Warning: Strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout
- Production Budget: $10 million
- Production Companies: Muse Productions, O' Salvation, Division Films, Iconoclast, Radar Pictures
- Production Schedule: 5 March 2012 - April 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Filmmaker Harmony Korine ("Mister Lonely," "Trash Humpers"), best known for writing Larry Clark's controversial "Kids," penned and directs this very R-rated tale of tits and trouble. Screening at Venice last year, reaction for the film has been fairly good. The cast should certainly ensure this gets a lot of eyeballs, even if many of those viewers won't actually appear until it hits disc and VOD services.
The Florida-set tale follows four college-aged girls who decide to rob a fast food restaurant in order to pay for their spring break. While in Florida, they get busted at a party for drugs, and land in jail. Alien (James Franco), a drug and arms dealer, bails them out to do some dirty work. Added to that is plenty of neon lighting, sun-soaked ocean locales, dark and sweaty environments, grinding nubile bodies, girl-on-girl make outs, and bursts of violence.
The film is drawing attention for the hiring of tween stars like Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson to spend much of the film running around in tiny fluorescent bikinis and occasionally committing robberies in said costumes (albeit with ski-masks and machine-guns as accessories). Added to the mix is a nearly unrecognisable Franco, decked out in Bo Derek style dreadlocks and a mouthful of gold teeth, as a sleazy kingpin.
Most of the complaints in reviews is that the film is exactly what it appears - a nearly hallucinogenic candy-colored tale of girls gone extra wild. From Popsicle fellating, to Franco singing a Britney Spears track while masked chicks with AK-47s serve as a kick line, it's a film that is all about the wild visual and auditory landscape. What's strange is that it permeates a surprisingly conventional tale by Korine, one that is said to be decidedly tame compared to his previous work."