Don’t call it stunt casting.
Spring Breakers strikes a delicate, and frankly fascinating, balance. Minimal plot (4 college students commit “armed” robbery to fund their spring break excursion) mixes with genuine humor and gratuitous vice to create something both very accessible and very Harmony Korine.
The whole cast delivers; even the eyebrow-raisers work in the film’s universe. Really, I’m talking about Selena Gomez. Her character is so unabashedly earnest that it all makes sense on the screen.
What happens when “little girls” play at being criminals only to find they enjoy it? SB is an almost farcical exploration of that idea.