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The Florida Project


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This is a case of a film showing us that happiness can mean different things to different people. Most would think this would be living the low life, but for Brooklyn Princes character, she feels like she's on top of the world. And her mother is just as comfortable with her life in this weekly rent hotel. Moonee gets to go about the area and basically do whatever she wants unsupervised, while her mother can just veg out and do whatever comforts her so. As time went on I began to feel sorry for Moonees character despite all the trouble that she has been up to. It's really a realistic and staggering performance from Prince and yes a supporting actress nomination would have been quite neat. The hotel they stayed at was nothing special but for some reason the trashy world just draws you in watching it. Despite what they've gone through Moonee and Halley have a great mother daughter bond as evidenced by those ending scenes.

Dafoe is great too as the hotel manager. The scene with him running the pedo off the property was a memorable scene, as was him talking to Moonee at the end. The only thing I wish is that he became her caretaker, I really thought that maybe it would have gotten to that point and I think it would have been fitting, although maybe too obvious. I do wonder what happens next certainly, so that's the sign of a pretty decent film in my opinion. This one is sitting in my top 5 of the year and I will certainly look forward to watching it yet again.