The Florida Project

The Florida Project

DVD - 2018
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On a stretch of highway just outside Disney World, the most magical place on earth, six-year-old Moonee and her ragtag band of playmates spend an unforgettable summer at The Magic Castle, a budget motel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion as he watches over the kids' adventures.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Lionsgate,, [2018].
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: On a stretch of highway just outside Disney World, the most magical place on earth, six-year-old Moonee and her ragtag band of playmates spend an unforgettable summer at The Magic Castle, a budget motel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion as he watches over the kids' adventures.

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misatim
Aug 12, 2018

This film is what rich people think about poor people. The story tries to make itself into a doc but it is very far from the truth. I was extremely disappointed

JCLHeatherM Jul 31, 2018

A painstakingly honest story of wild child Moonee and her teenage mother Halley, who live in the Magic Castle Inn, close to Walt Disney World. Moonee's penchant for getting into trouble, and Halley's instability as a mother lead to significant consequences at the end of the film (which the director leads for open interpretation by the viewer). Thoroughly well acted and boldly delving into gritty issues, there is also a significant amount of adult language in the film.

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poiuy09876
Jul 29, 2018

Forget the low reviews. Watch it and make up your own mind. It too complicated to explain. Great perfomances all around. Bria Viniate played the part of Halley the little girl moonee's mother. She is an untrained actress that is destined to become a big star. Natural talent never acted before and she nailed her part. I look forward to seeing Brai Viniate again, she's a wildcat. Willem Defore gives one of, if not his best performance.

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wildct2003
Jul 26, 2018

Engrossing film set in a low budget Florida motel. Slice of life storyline about young kids and their families at the motel.

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dsw3914
Jul 22, 2018

I have no idea what to say about this. Obviously I didn't get it at all. I guess one of my thoughts is that Halley might try to actually grow up, get a job, and improve her life. It does seem odd that the star can't actually get in to see it.

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anonymouswe
Jul 20, 2018

This was an engrossing film, but the enjoyment is a little undone by the use of mostly non-actors. There were some quality performances, but also moments in the film where the poor acting affected it. Overall, a really well told tale and very engrossing look at poor residents around Disneyland and what their lives are like. SPOILER ALERT - SPOILERS FOLLOW - it is heart breaking to see the difference between a woman (Ashley) working a job and doing what she can to escape the poor situation she sees herself in and the main character (Halley) who resorts to breaking rules, drugs and prostitution to try and provide for herself and her daughter all seemingly because she doesn't like going to a job daily, sticking to an employer's schedule and so forth. The film does a good job of not judging that behavior (which is deplorable) and simply showing it and the impact it has on her, her daughter and the people around them. The kids were outstanding in the film, if obviously "acting" in some scenes. But their humor and heartache added a lot of gravitas to the storytelling of this film.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 06, 2018

Set outside of Disney World in a poorer neighbourhood, six year old Moonee is doing her best to live her life to the fullest. Her mother, Halley, is a complete rebel in her own right who does her best to scam and work her way to pay week to week at “The Magic Castle” hotel where her and her daughter stay. The movie showcases their life over the course of the summer and the ups and downs of living the way that they do. This movie will question your morals and your belief in others, as well as your compassion. The casting was phenomenal and the imagery was astounding. I would rate this film 5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who wants to see something new. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

vm510 Jul 05, 2018

This movie is not for everyone, but it was for me. It is *not* an uplifting depiction of childhood, poverty, or single motherhood. Parts are crude, depressing, and downright disappointing. But I felt compassion for these characters and their struggle. The setting of this movie also rang true to me as a Florida kid, even down to the incessant bugs you hear in the background. I loved these amateur actors and Dafoe does a great job too.

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strider643
Jul 05, 2018

One of the worst movies ever. My expectations were way too high based on the positive reviews on the jacket. Most unlikable kids ever and the mom she's real scary. And the ending which I won't give away was ludicrous and completely stupid. I like Defoe but he is basically sleepwalking through this dull, boring and tedious film. Thank god for the fast forward button. How did this film get such positive reviews is totally baffling to me!

Totally depressing, hopeless, and a waste of time. Poverty does not equate criminality, stupidity, child abuse, or unrelenting baseness. The ending was a cop out. This is the worst movie I've ever seen.
Alternate movie to watch: "I, Daniel Blake" (a Ken Loach film) - watch with subtitles ON.

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Apr 06, 2018

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