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Spring Breakers

Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith (Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine and Selena Gomez) are looking for some thrills over spring break. And they aren't afraid to add drugs, sex and criminal activities to their definition of a good time -- especially after the college girls hook up with a drug lord called Alien (James Franco). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 22 Mar 2013
Video Release: 09 Jul 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Spring Breakers Rated R?


Violence: Violent confrontations are depicted during a robbery of a restaurant where the female perpetrators smash a cash register and other fixtures with a sledgehammer and threaten patrons with a toy gun. In other scenes, including a musical montage, characters are shown robbing people and threatening them with weapons. Gunshots are fired from one car into another during an altercation on the street. A woman is shot and we see her wound in detail during a later scene. Characters plan to murder another and in the process many bystanders are killed (blood and detail are seen). Characters steal a car and destroy it. A character is threatened and forced to suck (in a sexual manner) on the end of two loaded pistols.

Sexual Content: Many women are seen topless on a beach and at parties; in some circumstances men and women are touching other women in a sexual manner. Drugs are dispensed and snorted from near-naked bodies. Explicit sexual remarks and language are heard throughout. After bailing the girls out of jail, a man implies that he and two other males are interested in explicit sexual favors. A man and two women are seen naked in a swimming pool: they are engaged in sexual activity but no explicit nudity is seen. In a few scenes pairs of women are seen naked and engaged in sexual activity.

Language: Pervasive use of sexual and scatological expletives throughout, along with crude anatomical terms, drug terms and other profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: Pervasive use of drug and alcohol use throughout. This is often linked with sexual activity. Gambling is depicted in one scene.

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