It’s high summer. School is out. Moonee doesn’t have anything to do but she is far too inventive to give in to boredom. Who needs Disney World when you can spend the day spitting on the neighbours’ cars or taunting elderly women who like to bathe topless by the pool or conning tourists into buying you ice cream or burning down homes abandoned after the sub-prime mortgage crisis?
With its 15 certificate, it is also the utter antithesis to the typical Disney movie, even if it is set in a Florida motel very near to Walt Disney World. “Can it be a song of joy? And so many children poor?”
The kids are at the heart of the film (amazing performances) but newcomer Bria Vinaite is very impressive, too, as the volatile, foul-mouthed, self-destructive but courageous and strangely sympathetic young mother.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones – DON’T MISS THIS BRILLIANT FILM! BOOK TICKETS HERE!