I think people are missing so much of the symbolism and meaning behind what they superficially chalk up to be bad directing and acting. This film goes so much deeper than what is initially seen. A futuristic movie that seems more like the world moved backwards and have had to return to barbaric means to survive. Why did the Miami Man sound like a poorly speaking caveman who is better understood by grunts than smooth speech. The king of the outcasts OF the outcast. Jim Carey shows him you can survive in their wretched conditions without having to be a cannibal. That there's always someone who raises themselves above the others and there's always someone worse of than the worst! That humans have to learn to survive, adapt, reproduce, repeat, against all odds. The little girl was shown a "different" world and forces her father to see there's room for growth and alternatives to what was seen as the only way to survive. She's happy to see him and he has to remind her that the conditions they live in aren't conducive to feeding a rabbit, rather the rabbit is food. The girl has a strong sense of not wanting to conform, an ability to forgive and see past what life decisions were made in attempts to survive. She's willing to work with him but clearly with alternattive ways of surviving. I was a bit weirded out at first and wondered why these actors did this movie so I questioned the directors choices more and looked at their acting and find it more purposeful than people give credit for. There's definitely a connection to the characters but it's so hard to do bc no one likes to see themselves as inhuman, barbaric, simple, poor speech, few words, knuckle dragging, primitive. It takes a bit to move along but I think it also gives you time to reflect anc question and deal with the complexity of the interactions, past the superficial acting.