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The Florida Project (2017)

R | | Drama | 10 November 2017 (UK)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Moonee (as Brooklynn Kimberly Prince)
... Scooty
... Dicky
Josie Olivo ... Grandma Stacy
... Jancey
Edward Pagan ... Dicky's Dad (as Edward 'Punky' Pagan)
... Halley
Patti Wiley ... Amber
Jasineia Ramos ... Luci
... Bobby
Rosa Medina Perez ... Bertha
... Ashley
... Case Worker (as Krystal Gordon)
Bronwyn Valley ... Twistee Treat Girl
Kelly Fitzgerald ... Twistee Treat Girl's Mom
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Storyline

Halley lives with her six year old daughter Moonee in a budget motel along one of the commercial strips catering to the Walt Disney World tourist clientele outside Orlando, Florida. Halley, who survives largely on welfare, has little respect for people, especially those who cross her, it an attitude that she has passed down to Moonee, who curses and gives the finger like her mother. Although the motel's policy is not to allow long term rentals, Bobby, the motel manager, has made arrangements for people like Halley to live there while not undermining the policy as he realizes that many such tenants have no place to go otherwise. Halley, Moonee and Moonee's friends, who live in the motel or others like it along the strip and who she often drags into her disruptive pranks, are often the bane of Bobby's existence, but while dealing with whatever problem arises, Bobby has a soft spot especially for the children and thus, by association, their parents, as he knows that Moonee and others ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material. | See all certifications »

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Projekt Florida  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$157,553, 8 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,904,366, 22 March 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Florida Project was an early development name for Disney World. See more »

Goofs

When the woman is sunbathing topless, the sun goes from being overhead to in front of her. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: It's only the second week of summer and there's already been a dead fish in the pool.
Moonee: We were performing a science experiment: we were trying to get it back alive.
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Crazy Credits

"This film is not authorized, sponsored, endorsed, produced, or distributed by, or in any way officially associated with the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates." See more »

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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Henny in My System
Performed by Ryan Oakes
Written by Ryan Oakes
Produced by Hometown Wolves
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Hugely irritating and empty
11 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Let me start with a positive. I absolutely loved Tangerine, it had soul, it had heart, and above all it had emotion. By the end of the film you seriously cared for the characters.

However, this film had the completely opposite effect on me. From the first minute until the last, this was an uncomfortable watch. Not because of the subject matter, but because of the cringe factor. The kids were annoying little brats, the mum was an arsehole who got worse, the friend was an arsehole. The only adult who wasn't one was William Dafoe.

Using the kids ad libbed acting as a juxtaposition against the more seedy element of the film just felt like a cheap trick.

I thought this was going to be one of best films of the year, its actually one of the worst.


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