Moondog is a fun-loving, pot-smoking, beer-drinking writer who lives life on his own terms in Florida. If he can put down the drugs for just one minute, he may finally be able to put his talent to good use and finish the next great American novel.
A Michael Jackson impersonator lives alone in Paris and performs on the streets to make ends meet. At a performance in a retirement home, Michael falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-alike, who suggests he move to a commune of impersonators in the Scottish Highlands. At the seaside castle, Michael discovers everyone preparing for the commune’s first-ever gala – Abe Lincoln, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Stooges, the Queen, the Pope, Madonna, Buckwheat, Sammy Davis Jr‚Ä¶ And also Marilyn’s daughter Shirley Temple and her possessive husband Charlie Chaplin.
15 years ago, in an interview with David Letterman, Korine said, about Gummo and his filmmaking, that what he liked to see in films was “pictures coming from all sides.” A tradition to which he remained faithful and which explodes in the foreground of Spring Breakers, a bath of skin and color as electrifying as the music by Skrillex. And that’s not the only reason why Harmony Korine is the master of unlikely combinations. In the hands of this director, all teenagers are strange beings with a strong attraction to the abyss. What is further puzzling here is that Korine has grabbed three pop stars of the juvenile television universe and turned them into mercenarys at James Franco’s will, in a brilliant cliché of the hyper-seductive drug dealer. When going for a spring break, may it be epic. (M. M.)