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Spring Break
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09.02.2009 By: Jason Adams
Spring Break order
Director:
Sean S. Cunningham

Actors:
David Knell
Perry Lang
Paul Land

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Four horny teenagers head to Fort Lauderdale for spring break and have the time of their young lives drinking, trying to score with the ladies and saving their fun-loving hotel from closing down.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Itís nice to know some things donít change. SPRING BREAK came out in 1983, but 25 years later the basic principles we hold dear about this time honored tradition are still the sameóbeaches, boobs and beer. Itís almost life affirming in some way. Unfortunately, that nostalgia is pretty much the only nice thing about the movie.

Thereís tons of nudity in SPRING BREAK (so much so that the revered Mr. Skin gives it his stamp of approval on the cover), but the movie does something improbableómake an immature, boob-filled romp at the party capital of the world feel incredibly boring. The four leads are such dull and generic horny teens to the point of not being able to tell them apart. (And I find their relationships super awkward, including scenes where they have sex or take dumps in the same room as each other.) Their adventures and conflicts throughout the movie are classic 80s flick fodder, from fighting against an overpowering father to trying to save a beloved institution from closing down. [yawn]

You also know itís a bad 80s flick when a constant series of horrible and cheesy music montages make up most of the running time. And as a guy, I would give SPRING BREAK points for its nudity, but the menís wet tighty whitey contest was horrifying. Talk about not knowing your target audience.
THE EXTRAS
Theatrical Trailer.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Even a gratuitous wet t shirt contest canít save SPRING BREAK from generic 80s movie boredom. Skip it in favor of the many other better flicks of the genre.

Extra Tidbit: Director Sean Cunningham also helmed the original FRIDAY THE 13TH movie.
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