By DAVID WEINER
July 09, 2013
Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine are a restless quartet that cuts loose in Spring Breakers, from Kids and Gummo director Harmony Korine. The blur of flesh, flash and beer bong beach parties follows Brit (Benson), Faith (Gomez), Candy (Hudgens) and Cotty (Korine), best friends anxious to hit the Florida coast party scene but very low on funds. After holding up a restaurant for quick cash, the girls are thrown in jail, but quickly bailed out by a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who calls himself Alien (James Franco). Soon the girls are lured into a criminal underworld scene that's both shocking and exciting -- and clearly spells more trouble for the aimless friends.