Spring Breakers is a 2013 American crime thriller film written and directed by Harmony Korine, starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens,Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Gucci Mane. The film follows four college-aged girls who decide to rob a fast food restaurant in order to pay for their spring break.
The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. It has received positive reviews and the movie was a box office success.
Childhood friends Faith, Brit, Candy, and Cotty plan to go on a spring break vacation, but don't have enough money. Brit and Candy then rob a fast-food restaurant using hammers and water pistols, with Cotty as the getaway driver. Faith is taken aback by Brit and Candy's actions, but overlooks their crimes, and they travel to Florida.
During a party, they meet Alien, a rapper who later bails them out of jail when they're arrested during another Spring Break party. Faith becomes uncomfortable with Alien's surrounding and lifestyle, and decides to leave after learning he's a drug dealer. Brit, Candy and Cotty return to Alien's apartment, where Brit and Candy hook up with Alien and start to build a relationship with him, while Cotty sleeps in the next room.
Alien takes the trio to a strip club, where he runs into his rival Big Arch, who tells Alien to stop selling drugs in his territory. Alien ignores him and continues selling drugs, as well as robbing spring breakers with the girls' help. In retaliation, Big Arch executes a drive-by shooting against Alien's car. After being shot in the arm, Cotty decides to leave as well, while Alien, Brit, and Candy decide to take revenge on Big Arch. They go to his waterfront mansion in Alien's boat, but are spotted by Big Arch's men, who kills Alien before being killed by the girls.
Brit and Candy kill Big Arch and his men, leaving their signature masks in the water by the dock. The girls kiss Alien's dead body and then they leave Florida in Big Arch's Lamborghini.
- James Franco as Alien
- Vanessa Hudgens as Candy
- Selena Gomez as Faith
- Ashley Benson as Brit
- Rachel Korine as Cotty
- Gucci Mane as Archie "Big Arch"
- Heather Morris as Bess
- Jeff Jarrett as Youth Pastor
- Ash Lendzion as Forest
- Emma Holzer as Heather
- The ATL Twins
A three-minute preview of Spring Breakers was released at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in May 2012. The entire film premiered at the 69th Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2012. The film was released in New York and Los Angeles on March 15, 2013.The film was released nationwide on March 22, 2013. The film is set to be released in the UK and Romania on April 5, 2013.