THE FLORIDA PROJECT (Movie Review)

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***1/2 out of ****
Rated R
(for strong language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references, and some drug material)
Released:  October 20, 2017 limited; expands through November
Runtime: 111 minutes
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones

My review of The Florida Project, for The Tulsa Voice. A tale of modern day poverty from a kid’s perspective, in a low income stretch just outside Disney World.

Director Sean Baker “explores lives on the societal margins with a vibrant visual flair” as he paints “a colorful kid-filtered coat over the cycle of poverty” that eventually begins to “chip, peel, and fall away.” Willem Dafoe imbues his supporting role with “a benevolent soul” in a performance that will contend for a Supporting Actor Oscar.

To read my full review, click here.

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