The Florida Project

The Florida Project

The Florida Project

Sean Baker (Tangerine) juxtaposes a group of kids' summer of childhood wonder with their parents' financial suffering in this Cannes-selected drama.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language111 minsUSA
Drama

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Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

US auteur Sean Baker’s slice-of-life indie has been generating a surprising amount of awards heat. The surprise is no reflection on its quality – which is beyond reproach – but because it features a largely unknown cast, no moralising or easy redemptions, and tells us more about life than it does about movies.

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Vulture

Vulture

[A] brilliant, buoyant, and ultimately heart-wrenching film.

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Variety

Variety

As a filmmaker, Baker is a graceful neorealist voyeur who thrives on improvisation, and his storytelling, in The Florida Project, is mostly just a series of anecdotes. But that turns out to be enough.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Things look grim for Halley and Moonee, but we can expect a lot from the people who brought their marvelous story to light.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Some of these scenes feel so spontaneous they could be mistaken for documentary.

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Stuff

Stuff

An interesting companion piece and contrast to Ken Loach's award-winning I, Daniel Blake.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A remarkable study of poverty, family and personal responsibility, The Florida Project meticulously illustrates how life on the margins affects one impressionable six-year-old.

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Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

A tough-but-beautiful watch, like a glowing colour version of something from the post-war Italian New Wave.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Beautiful, vibrant, heartfelt and hilarious.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A fabulous mosaic of one particular pocket of America's invisible homeless population - families living hand-to-mouth in motels originally designed to catch the tourist overspill from the flashy theme-park resorts across town.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

By no stretch an easy watch, but it’s an incredibly rewarding one.

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Collider

Collider

In an era with remarkable child actors in films such as 'Room' and 'Moonlight', Baker's ability to siphon such authentic performances is truly a marvel.

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