To young Americans spring break is seen as the ultimate get away; a rites of passage to be experienced at least once. The mixture of drinking, drugs, sex and partying makes for an interesting backdrop to any story. Unfortunately, Spring Breakers by Harmony Korine fails to explores any of these themes and opts for neon bikini-clad girls and flashy gun shoot outs.
The film focuses on four colleges girls planning their spring break; Faith, (Selena Gomez) Candy, (Vanessa Hudgens) Brittany, (Ashley Benson) and Cotty, (Rachel Korine). The girls lack of funds result in them, minus Faith, robbing a local restaurant to pay for the trip. Once on spring break they live life to the full until one party results in the girls being arrested. Faced with jail the girls are bailed out by local rapper/gangster Alien, (James Franco). Alien introduces the girls to his world of wealth and violence; offering the girls a chance to be part of it.