3.5

The Florida Project

Drama


 

A mother and her daughter live in the Magic Castle motel in Kissimmee Florida, trying to stave off homelessness and hustle up the $35/day rent.

The day-to-day existence of children who live in a motel is described with small moments, and the plot is not so much a narrative as it is a series of incidents. "The Florida Project" is unsentimental social realism and the situations it frames are peculiarly American. The protagonists are only just surviving, although from a child's viewpoint every day is an opportunity for a new adventure. We witness their frailty even while tracking on an inexorably downward path. No Disney Land.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 21st December 2017
Icon Films 111 mins