Jack’s review published on Letterboxd:
The great American classic.
A harsh reality of our troubled financial/living system. Impoverished American citizens live in our failed system. We don’t help them. Instead, we ignore how they need help. Obviously, 90% of the characters don’t need help but it’s apparent that the system has failed.
Films like Nomadland and this really give an insight on both sides of the poverty spectrum. Some like to stay hungry because of stability. Others cry for help. Sean Baker understands the line between being playful with the kids and then, showing them at their worst. The ending of course, perfectly shows the harsh realities of being a poor kid.
I’m deeply excited for Red Rocket. Sean Baker is one of the best independent auteurs of our generation.