The Florida Project

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date:
October 13, 2017 - Toronto
October 20, 2017 - Montréal, Vancouver
October 27, 2017 - Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, Winnipeg, Halifax
November 3, 2017 - Ottawa
Digital: January 30, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: February 20, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.79
based on 28 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones


Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) live in a budget motel run by Bobby (Willem Dafoe). Halley struggles to make the week-to-week rent by doing odd jobs such as selling branded perfumes on the streets. She soon gets desperate when she isn't making enough and resorts to desperate measures.

In the meantime, Moonee lives her life to the fullest, causing trouble wherever she goes. She makes new friends at the motel and gets them into scrapes as well. Looking at the world through Moonee's eyes, the film follows her journey during the summer days at the motel. 

Director: Sean Baker
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy
Screenplay: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch

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  • 5 stars "Anyone who has children , especially that age, and doesn't feel an absolute sense of helplessness at the end of this movie cannot pretend to have a heart. It opened my eyes on how lucky some of us are and how children are so beautiful inside and out. The innocence and vulnerability is pretty powerful here and if you don't get the point of this movie then you may be oblivious to the things that matter in this world. Loved it and I can't stop thinking about Moonee and her friends. Powerful ending. Acting and cast was bang on. My two cents..."
  • 1 star "This is a very bad movie. Please don't waste your time."
  • 5 stars "So unusual // So "Tell it like it is" (how she people live)// Its sadness, to see generations developing // Its amazing acting by the children, and Dafoe and lead female."