It takes a special kind of mastery to create a film that is equally funny and sad. Director Sean Baker seems to be doing exactly that in his latest film, The Florida Project. The plot follows a six-year-old girl living with her rebellious mother in a motel in Kissimmee, Florida as they stay out of trouble and make ends meet, one step ahead of impending homelessness. The reality in which this film takes place sounds piercingly sad, yes — but the way the story is told, the camera angles, the styling, and the dialogue — make for a charming and at times whimsical movie.
Runtime: 111 min.
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Director: Sean Baker
Writers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Where to watch: (free with Prime) | ($15)