Jo March’s review published on Letterboxd:
You know why this is my favorite tree?
Cause it's tipped over and it's still growing
Ouchie Ouch. This movie was so happy and sad at the same time (s/o Kacey Musgraves). Ok I'm going to be serious now.
The Florida Project is seen through the colorful and innocent eyes of a child, transporting viewers back to simpler times of imagination and carefree wandering. It renders itself into this trance of being beautifully oblivious, as we find ourselves so immersed in Moonie's world that we often forget the harsh realities that exist behind her gaze. The helicopter however, is quick to snap us back to the real world, taking off the rose colored glasses Moonie generously provided us with to remind viewers of her negligent young mother and Moonie's unfortunately predictable fate that awaits her in due time.
I watched this because I heard it was just one of those movies you gotta watch? So I did...but I probably won't watch it again. It was really slow. Definitely worth checking off your list though probably? maybe? idk. It was kinda funny and charming...but also a little sad. Also, Willem Dafoe was kind of a nice guy in this so that was cool.