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SPRING BREAKERS <span>(2012)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 92

Release dates 05/04/2013

BBFCInsight Contains hard drug use, strong sex, sexualised nudity, violence & language

Genre(s) Drama, Crime, Action

Director(s) Harmony Korine

Cast includes James Franco, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Heather Morris

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 26/03/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SPRING BREAKERS is a US crime drama in which four female college students commit an armed robbery in order to fund their spring break in Florida. They then meet a violent robber and drug dealer and three of the girls join him in his criminal enterprises. The film is rated 18 for hard drug use, strong sex, sexualised nudity, violence and language.

The film includes frequent and uncritical portrayals of drug use. Young and attractive men and women are seen to smoke cannabis reefers and bongs and to snort cocaine. The drug taking is depicted as normal, enjoyable and for the most part harm and consequence free. In one scene cocaine is snorted from between a woman's bare breasts.

In the one sex scene of note a naked woman gently rides a man as he lies on his back on a bed. A second woman sucks the man's toes. There are also several scenes of sexualised female breast nudity, mostly as young women party on the beach.

SPRING BREAKERS includes strong language throughout. There are over 20 uses of the term 'motherf**ker' and over 75 uses of other strong language ('f**k'). There is also some moderate bad language, including the terms 'bitch' and 'dick'.

Strong violence occurs during a shoot-out in which several people are killed with automatic weapons. In an aftermath, the camera pans across several dead bodies. Pools of blood have begun to form on the ground, blood trickles from a dead man's mouth and bullet holes are seen in the heads of two other corpses.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.


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