Starring three delightful ladies that include Amy Poehler, Parker Posey
and Rachel Dratch, Spring Breakdown revolves around three middle-age
ladies who are about to get even on another generation.
movie is uber clichéd and is quite bad at times, it's actually an
endearing and sometimes belly-laugh experience such as the start of the
film, which begins with the three actors doing a hilarious
interpretation of Eternal Flame by the Bangles at College.
Unfortunately this goes
down badly and from there, we fast-forward to the present as all three
have moved on or have they? When one of the trio's daughter is about to
go to Spring Break, the three jump on the chance to revisit this
experience and from there, the comedy really starts to erupt.
dancing, get hammered and getting even, Poehler is definitely the standout star of the
movie, followed by Posey and then Dratch. Although the comedy starts
hard and fast, it unfortunately begins to dwindle near the end of the
movie that is where the clichés and predictability comes into play,
however it ends how the movie started.
Presented in widescreen with Dolby
Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, the quality of Spring Breakdown is quite
apt, although nothing fantastic. There are some interesting extras such
as commentary by Director Ryan Shiraki and Rachel Dratch, additional
scenes and my personal favourite, the Gag Reel which really shows these
three actresses having a ball.
In conclusion, Spring Breakdown may not
be the most original movie to come out of Hollywood but it does feature
some hilarious performances by Poehler and co that is like a piece of
chocolate, enjoyable at first and ultimately forgettable by the next