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Old 08-14-17, 08:13 AM
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The Florida Project (2017, D: Sean Baker) S: Dafoe, Prince, Vinaite





Directed by Sean Baker
Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch
Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Bria Vinaite

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
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Old 10-02-17, 08:53 AM
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Currently 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (37 Fresh, 1 Rotten)

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This was really good. But pretty depressing.
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Looks really good.

Seems to have captured beautifully all the cheap weird stuff in Orlando that isn't Disneyworld.
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This was really good. But pretty depressing.
Agree on the depressing. Disagree about the good.

Have never been so annoyed by child actors before.
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This will be on my top 10 of the year. Loved this film. I thought the child actors were fantastic.
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Old 11-05-17, 04:30 PM
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I thought they were great too.
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Liked Starlet & Tangerine. Need to check this out.
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Good movie, interesting ending, the mostly elderly crowd that were in the theater with me, hated it the ending.

I kinda liked it tho, thought the lead actress and dafoe were great. The kids were at times annoying and at times good.
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Wish this was playing around here. Hopefully it will be out on disc sooner rather than later.
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Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post
The kids were at times annoying and at times good.
kind of like real children.
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kind of like real children.
Sounds like they got it right.
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Originally Posted by Hazel Motes View Post
kind of like real children.
haha, yep
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Old 11-08-17, 01:47 PM
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Liked Starlet & Tangerine. Need to check this out.
If you liked those you will definetly like this.
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Saw this a few days ago. Really enjoyed it!
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Dafoe will get nominated for this. Any chance at a Best Pic nomination?
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The "let's get you a soda" scene is the most bizarrely funny scene in the movie.
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Dafoe will get nominated for this. Any chance at a Best Pic nomination?
I doubt it gets a best pic nom, but ya never know.
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After a lot of going back and forth, I'm just going to take the easy way out and say this is tied with Get Out for the best movie of the year.
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After the touching and hilarious Tangerine, Sean Baker does it again with another slice of life tale.

4/5
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Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
Dafoe will get nominated for this. Any chance at a Best Pic nomination?
That would be great, but unlikely.

This reminded me of American Honey in the way that it shows you a way of life you don't really know much about. But unlike American Honey, this didn't meander for almost 3 hours. I did like American Honey, but it was just too long.
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Dafoe will get nominated for this. Any chance at a Best Pic nomination?
Dafoe should get nominated, he was really good. I don't think it will get anything else except that.


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That would be great, but unlikely.

This reminded me of American Honey in the way that it shows you a way of life you don't really know much about. But unlike American Honey, this didn't meander for almost 3 hours. I did like American Honey, but it was just too long.
I actually liked American Honey better, but I do agree that it could have used a trim.
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Dafoe!
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Just watched it twice today on PPV. Loved it even more the 2nd time. This is going into the collection soon!
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I don’t understand at all why this is getting so much praise. Dafoe is great in it but there was nothing to connect to. The mom is a shitty person, she makes her daughter into a shitty person, and then it ends.
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