A pulpy "Girls Gone Wild" from the writer/director of the iconic 1995 film "Kids", Harmony Korine
4 friends-since-childhood-college girls have one goal: to save up enough money to go on a wild and crazy spring break in Florida. Their solution: going on a robbery spree, where they terrorize locals with water pistols. Yeah- leave reality behind, friends. The violence and depravity are downhill from there and go totally off the ledge when the girls meet up with a local rapper/thug. James Franco totally grabs the limelight as Alien , taking center stage the second he appears on screen as a gold-toothed, corn-rowed, tattooed thug.
Depending on your perspective, this is either a high-concept provocative satire of partying college kids movies or a morally reprehensible, salacious, titillating , no-where-grounded-in reality comedy.
Whatever your take, it’s a career changer for Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens: a total rebellion against their Disney and, in the case of Hudgens, “High School Musical” roots. For Hudgens, that means girl-on-girl action and some brief nudity. Gomez doesn’t go quite that far. She’s the first to sense the horror yet to come, and boards a bus to head back to her boring school life.
The violence becomes absurd. This one’s all about shock value.