Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
Welcome to a magical kingdom. The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
This is a very Slow and uninteresting Movie. I had to take breaks many times while watching it, Such a bore!
…not really entertaining, and it probably shouldn't. While you wait for something to happen, you start to realize that it's more like a documentary than an entertaining movie. It's depressing at times, even boring, but also funny and very well-observed. Top actors all the way through.
This film has some redeeming qualities (mainly the acting). But, when I gave my kiddos, that are the same age as those in the movie, to the babysitter to go have a little adult time, this movie was basically the LAST thing I wanted to see. The cast was outstanding. Truly amazing acting, but when it comes right down to it,the biggest flaw for me was that there really was no plot. The movie is just a snapshot of the life of kids in a bad situation. Kids do this, Kids do that, Parent does this, parent does that, etc. Lastly, the ending was terrible. It just leaves you with a ton of questons (most noticeably "how in the world...") and expectatoions that sometjhing else is going to happen (Nope). Might as well show them get into a rocketship and go to the moon. Just about as likely to happen in real life.
this is the Citizen Kane of independent movies.
This movie is horrible in so many ways. Actors play is great though. Absolute waste of time and money.
This movie personally highlights the very very grey area of poverty and children.
I wanted to love this, and knew it would be a little dark, but watched waiting for that little spark of light at the end of the tunnel...Nope...depressing and sad. If you’re into that give it a watch, the acting was good and it was filmed beautifully, but if you want to feel good after watching it, it’s not for you...
For all the disappointed critics out there this is a very realistic film about life in the poor parts of a tourist town! Great acting . So natural it could be a documentary. If you want the Fantasy version then Go To DisneyWorld !!!
The worst movie ever. This movie is so pointless no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It neither is cinema verite nor worth while fiction. The trailer is deceptive t o lead you to believe it’s about the magic of childhood nor is it an honest portrait of dysfunctional single parents that live near the magic kingdom.
I went into this movie hoping for something, and I got the exact opposite. Don’t get me wrong, the acting is okay, but the subject matter is a bummer. I was thinking it would at least have a cathartic ending, but it just kind of ends. I was literally sitting on my sofa with my hands in the air saying “that’s it?”.
This homegrown film features an adorable first go-round with little Brooklyn Prince, while Willem Dafoe gives his best performance in probably ever. While it starts as a lighthearted romp, the dramatic elements and first rate production of this top-tier indie will take you on a surprisingly emotional ride. Highly recommended!