Astaldar’s review published on Letterboxd:
"The Not-So-Grand Orlando Motel"
Sweet and genuine. This one really got to me since I had the opportunity to go on plenty of family vacations to Orlando during my childhood, though on looking back at those memories, I never gave a shred of actual attention to about 90%+ of the area since my main focus was going to expensive, overpriced theme parks. It's a humanizing look at a stretch of land I'm sure large swaths of visiting tourists shrug off as "stuff you pass by on the way to Disney."
Having grown up and spending time working with people living in similar Motel setups, a movie like this helps shine a spotlight on a segment of the country lots of people overlook. It's got the right amounts of innocence and sadness without ever coming across as forced.