Mardi Gras: Spring Break

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Mardi Gras: Spring Break
Mardi Gras- Spring Break FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byPhil Dornfield
Written byJosh Heald
Edited byMark Scheib
Music by
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films[1]
Release date
  • September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) (limited)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million

Mardi Gras: Spring Break is a 2011 comedy/road trip film.[3] It stars Nicholas D'Agosto, Josh Gad, Bret Harrison, Arielle Kebbel, Danneel Harris, Regina Hall, and Carmen Electra. It is directed by Phil Dornfield. The film follows a trio of senior college students who visit New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season.[1]

Originally shot in 2008 as Max's Mardi Gras,[4] it was scheduled for release by Sony Pictures' Screen Gems division.[5] It was shelved until September 2011,[4] when Samuel Goldwyn Films released it in select cities.[2]


Three best friends from Pennsylvania State University, Mike (Nicholas D'Agosto), Bump (Josh Gad), and Scottie (Bret Harrison), make their way to the annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans for "boobs, beads and brews." They are accompanied by Mike's clingy girlfriend, Erica (Danneel Harris).

Mike is disappointed to learn that Erica lied about grieving over the death of her grandfather so he would bring her along and then shocked when she connects with her friend Lucy (Arielle Kebbel) and flashes her breasts to the crowd. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Scottie actually reserved a restaurant table instead of a hotel room, forcing them all to spend the night on the street.

Ultimately, Mike decides it's time to leave his girlfriend and party with his friends.



Shockya panned the film,[6] writing "There is some piecemeal — though very minuscule, it must be stressed – charm to some of Gad's energetic rants, and a riff about cowboy costumes having "jumped the gay shark" is mildly amusing. Otherwise, however, this is a movie which tries to wring its meager laughs from a scene in which shit literally hits the fan. Josh Heald's script is a recycled bunch of road trip cliches, and never very funny ones at that."[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Film information for Mardi Gras: Spring Break". Covering Media LLC. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Box office information for Mardi Gras: Spring Break". The Numbers. Nash Information Services LLC. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Exclusive 'Mardi Gras: Spring Break' Trailer Premiere". MTV. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Scott, Mike (October 19, 2011). "Take 5: Locally shot Carnival comedy goes straight to DVD, plus other movie tidbits". New Orleans Times-Picayune/New Orleans Net LLC. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "Film Production Chart: Filming in the U.S.". Variety. Reed Business Information: 5 (News). August 29, 2008.
  6. ^ "MARDI GRAS: SPRING BREAK (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  7. ^ Simon, Brent. "Mardi Gras: Spring Break Movie Review". Shockya. Retrieved 4 July 2015.

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