Young Moonee and her mother Halley live in a motel close to Disney World, but they can only dream of going there. Instead Moonee turns her world into a theme park, while Halleey finds ways to make money.
Sean Baker’s (Tangerine) dazzlingly colourful drama explores the flipside of the American Dream, and cements his position as one of cinema’s most exciting emerging filmmakers. Featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Willem Dafoe (currently starring in The Lighthouse) as motel manager Bobby.
★★★★★ "One of the best films about childhood made anywhere in recent years" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
★★★★★ "A moving, emotional masterpiece" - Helen O'hara, Empire
★★★★★ "Hysterically rude, visually stunning cinematic theme park" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Another superbly sympathetic portrait of marginalised experience" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★★ "A glorious film in which warmth and compassion win out over miserabilism or irony" - Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian