Spring Breakdown (2009)

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Spring Breakdown: Directed by Ryan Shiraki. With Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Amber Tamblyn. Three women vacation together at a popular travel destination for college co-eds on spring break.

“This is one of those times where you CAN judge a book by its cover (or judge a DVD by its box). As the cover implies, itu0026#39;s a silly movie about three 30-something, nerdy women trying to pass for spring break partiers. The gags are predictable, but much like a Rodney Dangerfield movie, thatu0026#39;s why we go to see it. No surprises, just a series of expected scenes u0026amp; funny clichés.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI watched this mainly because Iu0026#39;m a big fan of Parker Posey (Josie u0026amp; the Pussycats, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman). After seeing her in so many eccentric roles, it was interesting to see her play the straight role for a change while most of the crazy antics were handled by Rachel Dratch or Amy Poehler. Actually what made me lol the most was a hilarious supporting role by Missi Pyle (an actress who is mostly known for hilarious supporting roles, like in Galaxy Quest, Charlie u0026amp; the Chocolate Factory, Sarah Silverman Program). Missi plays a perfect Texas slut. Equally hilarious is a supporting performance by Jane Lynch (Best in Show, Mighty Wind) as she plays a psychotic senator who could easily be the result of an unfortunate cross-breeding between Hillary Clinton u0026amp; Sarah Palin. Yes, very frightening.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLots of the gags deal with late 80s nostalgia, such as music by Cyndi Lauper, Wilson Phillips, and a painful scene of the Electric Slide thatu0026#39;ll give you horrible flashbacks. My guess is that this film would be enjoyed by similar 30- or 40-something people who remember how awkward u0026amp; goofy the 80s u0026amp; 90s were. For those of us who lived through those brutally cheezy decades, itu0026#39;s always fun to see these kinds of movies. If you fall into that generation, I highly recommend u0026quot;Music u0026amp; Lyricsu0026quot; with Drew Barrymore u0026amp; Hugh Grant.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFinal note, if you go down to your local Blockbuster you can find this DVD for $1.99 on the bargain table. For two bucks you canu0026#39;t go wrong!”


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