A LITTLE SUN CAN BRING OUT YOUR DARK SIDE.
A foray into the mainstream for Harmony Korine who takes us and four college-age girls on a spring break trip to Florida where all bodily juices are guaranteed to flow freely, especially when we hook up with a drug dealer (James Franco, who has to be seen to be believed). Things go as you expect, but that’s not the point. The filmmakers prepare a visual feast, perfectly set to music by electronic dance star Skrillex; it’s like the ultimate spring break party, taken beyond reason. Hypnotic, up to a point; the film suffers a bit once Selena Gomez is gone since she’s the only one we can really empathize with.
2013-U.S. 92 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Harmony Korine. Music: Cliff Martinez, Skrillex. Cast: Selena Gomez (Faith), Vanessa Hudgens (Candy), Ashley Benson (Brit), Rachel Korine, James Franco, Gucci Mane.
Trivia: Emma Roberts was originally cast. Rachel Korine is the director’s wife.