The Florida Project is available in: English [Original] on Netflix Canada
The Florida Project
The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
A mischievous 6-year-old finds the magic in her own circumstances while living with her troubled mom in a budget motel near Disney World.
Gorgeously shot on 35mm, this film is a feast for the eyes. It uses every colour in the crayon box from the gloriously purple exterior to the dilapidated Magic Kingdom motel to the impossibly bright oranges, reds, and greens of the local shops where the kids venture every day. While plasticky and candy-like during the day scenes, the film is even more stunning at sundown – the dusty, sun-drenched shots here are sublime.
Everyone has been abuzz about Willem Dafoe’s performance in this. He’s absolutely charming and is the glue that holds these dejected people’s lives together in this film. He’s the father figure to all of them and he does the absolute most with his character. The breakthrough star of this film, however, is 7-year-old Brooklynn Prince. She’s an absolute superstar. During the Q&A at the North American premiere she wore a baby blue princess gown and simultaneously waved like Queen Elizabeth II and blew kisses at the audience as they gave her a standing ovation. Child performers lately have been better and better – remember how good Jacob Tremblay was in _Room_? Just you wait for Prince to wow you in this. She has a scene at the very end of the movie that requires her to break down and cry and it tore my heart out.
Read the full review here: http://screen-space.squarespace.com/reviews/2017/10/4/the-florida-project.html
_Final rating:★★½ – Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._
Watch it on Netflix Canada
|The Florida Project (2017)|
|Rating: 7.7/10 (34,181 votes)
Director: Sean Baker
Writer: Sean Baker Chris Bergoch
Stars: Brooklynn Prince Christopher Rivera Aiden Malik Josie Olivo
Runtime: 111 min
Released: 10 Nov 2017
|Plot: 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.|