This isnít going to be that film, but what I can say is that itís not that bad. At least, itís not as bad as you probably think itís going to be. Itís a simplistic story and feels very B-movie-ish, but I found it moderately enjoyable, thanks in large part to Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch. The film gets away from itself when it tries to work in a talent show plot at the very end. The three leads provided all the laughs and there was never a reason to divert from them. The subplot with the Senatorís daughter was a distraction and felt unnecessary. And why didnít they use Will Arnett more? The guy is hilarious and couldíve really added some laughs to the film.
I did like how each girl gets wrapped up in a certain aspect of spring break. Of course, I liked Poehlerís the best (by the way; Amy Poehler looks great in a bikini) and thought the jokes with her and ďthe 7ísĒ (the popular girls) were the funniest. Dratch has a tendency to annoy me, but I laughed any time she got drunk, which was often. And Posey didnít have much to do, but once they turned her loose, she was fun.
Despite the positives, the film canít escape what it really is; a B-movie. Therefore, we had the normal, awkward pauses and filler material that diminishes the final product. Shiraki didnít do a bad job, but with a little more talent and a more polished script, this could have been a much better film.
Also, as a side note, on the bottom of the cover it says ďPaybackís a beach!Ē Thatís confusing because no one in the film really gets ďpaid backĒ. I donít even thing tagline writers are trying anymore.
Deleted Scenes (2:51): These were pretty short and theyíre actually extended scenes rather than deleted scenes. They all deserved to be cut.
Gag Reel (2:03): Not really a gag reel, just a bunch of line flubs. Blah.
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