Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Halley lives with her six year old daughter Moonee in a budget motel along one of the commercial strips catering to the Walt Disney World tourist clientele outside Orlando, Florida. Halley, who survives largely on welfare, has little respect for people, especially those who cross her, it an attitude that she has passed down to Moonee, who curses and gives the finger like her mother. Although the motel's policy is not to allow long term rentals, Bobby, the motel manager, has made arrangements for people like Halley to live there while not undermining the policy as he realizes that many such tenants have no place to go otherwise. Halley, Moonee and Moonee's friends, who live in the motel or others like it along the strip and who she often drags into her disruptive pranks, are often the bane of Bobby's existence, but while dealing with whatever problem arises, Bobby has a soft spot especially for the children and thus, by association, their parents, as he knows that Moonee and others ...Written by
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Right after Halley and Moonee return from the restaurant, they are seen in front of Wizard Gift Shop. Mr Quick is on Kirkman Rd and Colonial Dr, so when they return they would be walking Eastbound to Magic Castle. When Halley slammed the doggie bag to the ground, they were walking away from Magic Castle and going Westbound. See more »
Moonee, why'd you take me on this adventure?
I didn't know it was going to rain!
Did you not even watch the news?
I never watch the news, it's so boring!
I watch the news, it's not that boring!
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A Unique and Important View of Poverty, with Some Good Performances Throughout
A important look into the poor side of America, The Florida Project often uniquely conveys its emotions on poverty and growing up in it, though doesn't quite match the development of issues that it hopes to achieve. The film is quite lacking in plot, and at times can be a bit frustrating, but also provides a realistic view into the world Baker is trying to bring to life. The film can be a bit dull, as in result of the little plot, and it's these moments that I feel are the films biggest problem, especially when they had some much time to delve into deeper issues the film is withholding within. The acting is quite impressive, with Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, and Brooklynn Prince being the obvious standouts. The cinematography provides a very amateur, but very moving view of the atmosphere it tries to convey, and does it quite well, and is perhaps my favorite thing about the film. In the end, The Florida Project can be a bit dull at time, but its an impressive work of cinema, that is certainly unique, and certainly an important experience that shows what it is truly like to live the lives of all those involved.
My Rating: 8/10
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