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.
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
In the aftermath of WWII, somewhere in the muddy Mississippi Delta, two families--one black, the Jacksons, and the other white, the McAllans--are forced to share the same patch of land, keeping a frail race-based peace with each other. However, as they both struggle with hardship and dire poverty, the long-awaited return of two war veterans--Ronsel, the Jacksons' eldest son, and Jamie, Henry McAllan's younger brother--will unexpectedly nurture a budding friendship that transcends prejudice and race. But, in the end, against a backdrop of fevered Mississippi sunsets and vitriolic racism, life can be hard when the law of the land is still segregation and hatred. And then, no one can be safe.Written by
The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. See more »
When Jamie is in the European brothel, a Foley background sound has been added of another couple having sex off-screen. However, the off-screen prostitute is moaning in English, and her voice has a distinctly modern L.A. accent which did not exist in Europe during this era. See more »
One of The Best Movies This Year -- Raw, Real, Emotionally Captivating
This is by far one of the best movies i've seen this year, and in my opinion will stand to be one of the best period pieces ever created.
Two different families living in the same environment, but in different worlds at the same time. The performances were real and grounded, which created some memorable moments on camera. This film doesn't a very good job of displaying the natural love one human can have for another, regardless of their racial background, that racism is a learned trait.
The films also highlights the lasting effects of war (PTSD,...).
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