The Florida Project

Critics Consensus

The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.



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The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

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Macon Blair
as Tourist John
Sandy Kane
as Gloria
Jason Blackwater
as Ticket-Buying Dad
Carl Bradfield
as Charlie Coachman
Kelly Fitzgerald
as Twistee Treat Girl's Mom
Sabina Friedman-Seitz
as Church Group Sarah
Gary B. Gross
as Officer Gary
Betty Jeune
as Security Guard
Joanne Moreno
as Cheap Tickets Lady
Lauren O'Quinn
as DCF Investigator
Josie Olivo
as Grandma Stacy
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Audience Reviews for The Florida Project

  • Mar 13, 2019
    Almost feels like a documentary about poor people living in motels within striking distance of Disney World, that's how authentic the acting is and how real the conversations sound. Especially the kids actors are absolutely outstanding, with Dafoe being the calming heart of the film but also a constant reminder that you are watching fiction. It's as much a portrayal of social misfits and their daily struggle as it is a film about a little girl's summer she won't ever forget. That doesn't even mean that something outrageous happens, at least not up until the end. And yet you can't help but laugh at Moonee's audacity and ultimately cry with her despair.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2018
    Such a unique story told so beautifully, the cinematography following the kids is well executed. These young actors are beyond talented, they walk the line of being kids and being professional so well. It is tough at times to watch, but you walk away feeling refreshed.
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  • Apr 15, 2018
    Funny, touching, heartbreaking and simply beautiful, Sean Baker's follow-up to his great Tangerine is even better than that film and boasts the adorable Brooklynn Prince in a wonderful performance that should have definitely earned her an Oscar (or at least a nomination).
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2018
    One of those rare movies where you feel complete empathy for every single character no matter what they are doing. Much like his earlier "Tangerine", Sean Baker shows how to accurately portray American poverty without simply wallowing in misery.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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