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Sean Baker United States, 2017

Z's rating of the film The Florida Project

I am pretty torn on this film. The filmmakers have obvious good intentions in telling this story. It is important to highlight the desperate economic conditions that a good many people now struggle with on a daily basis. However, the kid's and their parent's constant crudity becomes annoying well after the point has been made. Raw and gritty perhaps, but also feels exploitative. Seemed a bit like poverty porn to me.