The Florida Project

October 3rd, 2017


The Florida Project

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 7.8/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Sean Baker

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-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 Disney World.

Writers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair, Karren Karagulian, Sandy Kane, Jason Blackwater, Carl Bradfield, Jim Coleman, Jim R. Coleman, Kelly Fitzgerald, Sabina Friedman-Seitz, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Willem Dafoe - Bobby
Brooklynn Prince - Moonee
Valeria Cotto - Jancey
Bria Vinaite - Halley
Christopher Rivera - Scooty
Caleb Landry Jones - Jack
Macon Blair - Tourist John
Karren Karagulian - Narek
Sandy Kane - Gloria
Jason Blackwater - Ticket-Buying Dad
Carl Bradfield - Charlie Coachman
Jim Coleman - Cabbie
Jim R. Coleman - Cabbie
Kelly Fitzgerald - Twistee Treat Girl's Mom
Sabina Friedman-Seitz - Church Group Sarah

Taglines: Find your kingdom

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: Florida, USA

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Did You Know?

Willem DeFoe spent a week living in the filming area before production in order to immerse himself in the life of the characters & master the nuances of the regional dialect. See more »

User Review


Rating: 9/10

Beautiful movie which could be considered a parody of Disney's aesthetic and didactic content. The movie's parody is willingly conventional and at the same time the efforts in directing children, in the amazing cinematography and set design are truly recognizable; still it feels like there's something missing, even though the story has everything it needs to be an entertaining piece about white American trash struggling with ordinary life in a fable-like environment. Actually there is really nothing to complain about, that feel is simply produced by the decay surrounding the lovable protagonist, which is deliberately sugar-coated as only a child's mind could manage it. SPOILER (?): The very final sequence, which I kinda felt to happen few seconds before, is a very well-fitting example regarding the masterful level of Baker's self- awareness in the use of parody as a cinematic striking weapon.

P.S. hands up who could ever imagine Willem Dafoe as one of the best Disney's character ever written, in a non-Disney movie.


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