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Spring Breakdown (2009)

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Three women vacation together at a popular travel destination for college co-eds on spring break.


Ryan Shiraki


Ryan Shiraki (screenplay), Rachel Dratch (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Poehler ... Gayle O'Brien
Parker Posey ... Becky St. Germaine
Rachel Dratch ... Judi Joskow
Amber Tamblyn ... Ashley Hartmann
Seth Meyers ... William
Sophie Monk ... Mason Masters
Jonathan Sadowski ... Doug
Missi Pyle ... Charlene
Jane Lynch ... Senator 'Kay Bee' Hartmann
Mae Whitman ... Lydia
Sarah Hagan ... Truvy
Jana Kramer ... Seven #2
Kristin Cavallari ... Seven #3
Justin Hartley ... Todd
Nick Thune ... Dan - Announcer


After the vice-president's resignation over a scandal, senator 'Kay Bee' Hartmann is first in line to succeed him. The only likely skeleton in her closet is teenage daughter Ashley, on spring-break with her sorority in Texas's wild-reputed South Padre Island, trying to act cool in a desperate attempt to win back studly boyfriend William, who dumped her for a popular party animal. So the senator sends nerdy junior assistant Becky St. Germaine as chaperon. Becky takes along her former college friends, all refused by sororities and meeting for an annual joint holiday. For once it won't be tame but frightfully exciting, making up for their wasted wild years, joining the party scene with their libertine motel host and the Seven, a group of popular airheads who adopt the dog coach from the adult bunch as dance coach. One 'old' girl even attempts to seduce the hottest frat boy, gentleman Todd, which seems to work. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Payback's A Beach!


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Babskie wakacje See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Code Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


French Canadian Title: Des vacances de printemps d'enfer. See more »


Mason Masters: There ain't fiercer 'n us.
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References Steel Magnolias (1989) See more »


Written by Lukasz Gottwald and Max Martin
Performed by The Veronicas
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A mediocre comedy which wastes a good cast
16 July 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

I was interested in watching Spring Breakdown because the cast included various solid comedians.But before watching it,I remembered that,between all the genres of straight-to-DVD movies,the comedy uses to be the worst one for the simple fact that if they were good enough,they would be released on cinemas.Although I am against the practices of the big Hollywood studios,the truth is that they know how to win money,and they would not bury a good comedy in the digital cemetery of the straight-to-DVD movies.And Spring Breakdown belongs to that barren ground,for the simple fact that it is a very mediocre comedy.First of all,the movie has a weak premise because it thinks it would be funny to see adult women acting as teenagers.And besides,the movie wasted a good cast of comedians,although the few laughs this movie generates come from the sagacious humorous instinct from Amy Poehler,Rachel Dratch,Jane Lynch,Parker Posey and the underrated Missi Pyle.Hiring solid comedians in order to rescue a bad screenplay has been a very common mistake on high caliber projects (like Robin Williams in R.V. or Ben Stiller in Meet the Fockers),but I see that even modest films like this one can fall on that.Spring Breakdown is a mediocre comedy which bored me pretty much,so I do not recommend it at all,because that's the capital sin of cinema.

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