Mardi Gras: Spring Break

Mardi Gras: Spring Break
Directed by Phil Dornfield
Written by Josh Heald
Music by
Edited by Mark Scheib
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films[1]
Release dates
  • September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) (limited)


Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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 Mike (Nicholas D'Agosto), Bump (Josh Gad), and Scottie (Bret Harrison) in search of a booze-fueled sexcapade find their way to Mardi Gras for boobs, beads and brews along with Mike's clingy girlfriend Erica (Danneel Harris).



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. 1 2 3 "Film information for Mardi Gras: Spring Break". Covering Media LLC. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  2. 1 2 "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. 1 2 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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