In March of , Britney Spears was laying low. The only smattering of press coverage she received was because she had found a rebound boyfriend after calling off her engagement to her agent Jason Trawick. The relatively calm moment in her career was well deserved. In that tumultuous decade and a half, she had graduated to pop culture emeritus status. But other critics saw both sides of the objectification.
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One is that too much of a good thing can be not just bad, but borderline repulsive. One more is that even films purporting to be totally outrageous can, in fact, be totally conservative. Middle-aged men, like Korine, might think of them as products of the age. Four college students—three with the heavy handed names Brit, Candy, Faith, and one more with a mercifully opaque one, Cotty—yearn for what they think of as a life less ordinary than their life on campus. To fantasize about spring break does not exactly mark a girl out as a maverick, and there is no way that the grass is greener in St. Petersburg, however much grass and cocaine is circulating.
In some respects, this is a classic story. In other ways, it can be seen as a truly committed to vision. Ultimately, every generation gets the opulent gangster film it deserves. Scarface , after all, has been remade twice.
If Spring Breakers doesn't turn out to be one of the best films of , it will surely prove to be one of the most divisive, with some critics hailing the film as a subversive, satirical masterpiece , and others deriding it as an empty, brainless mess. Watch a trailer for Spring Breakers below. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the strangest and most intriguing aspects of the film's production:. I never went. I guess this is my way of going.