***1/2 out of ****
(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
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.
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