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The Florida Project (2017)

R | | Drama | 10 November 2017 (UK)
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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 Disney World.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Moonee (as Brooklynn Kimberly Prince)
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Dicky
Josie Olivo ...
Grandma Stacy
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Edward Pagan ...
Dicky's Dad (as Edward 'Punky' Pagan)
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Patti Wiley ...
Amber
Jasineia Ramos ...
Luci
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Rosa Medina Perez ...
Bertha
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Ashley
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Case Worker (as Krystal Gordon)
Bronwyn Valley ...
Twistee Treat Girl
Kelly Fitzgerald ...
Twistee Treat Girl's Mom
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Storyline

Halley lives with her six year old daughter Moonee in a budget motel along one of the commercial strips catering to the 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 like her... Written by Huggo

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Welcome to a magical kingdom. See more »

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Rated R for language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material. | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$157,553, 8 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,511,535, 15 January 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Sean Baker discovered Bria Vinaite for the lead role on Instagram. See more »

Quotes

Moonee: [Moonee and Scooty, sitting on a sofa, eating ice-cream cones] Mmm.
Bobby: [Ice cream drips on floor] Ok, I warned you: one drip and you're out.
Moonee: Oh, come on!
Bobby: 'Out now.
Scooty: It's gonna melt outside.
Bobby: It's melting' inside too.
Moonee: But Bobby!
Bobby: Out.
Bobby: [Moonee and Scooty walk out] Thank you very much!
Moonee: You're not welcome!
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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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You Don't Know Nothin'
Performed by Soulplusmind and GhosMerck
Written by Dennis P. Coronel and Tavaris Mitchell
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nope
23 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Beautifully humane film that at times recalls Italian Neo-Realism, at other times the child-based films that are so popular in Iran. That it was made in the USA, with a real if humble budget, seems surprising and is a testament to the commitment of the filmmakers.

Subtly going back and forth between the perspectives of the child and adult characters, the film has, at times, an almost magical realist vibe, though nothing remotely supernatural or surreal transpires. Indeed, this is a film steeped in harsh reality, but also one that captures the almost mystical sense of discovering life on the part of the children and sometimes, momentarily at least, even the adults.

On the other hand, the film also offers a very visceral sense of the stress of trying to survive amidst the scarcity of the margins of American capitalism.

The acting is incredible, all the more so given that, with the very notable exception of Willem Dafoe, the performers are all either non- actors or unknowns.


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