thom’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is so much better than TV!
One of those movies I didn't want to end.
What a majestic experience I just had, the construction of the characters is brilliant, the script is so convincing and raw without fear of surprising or shocking, things happen naturally, I really felt like I was gossiping the lives of all those shown here.
Certainly the most complex, shown, is Halley, a reflection of what is most deplorable and shameful in American society, and many consider, as we have seen several times, a crime that she is responsible for the girl when in fact she is not responsible or responsible. by herself.
She sees this world as a diversion, a television to the naked eye at the end of the day, the only thing she had to worry about was paying the rent.
Sean Baker's feature is wonderful in showing America's B-side, which happens outside the little world called 'Disneyland', the raw truth, this same America that loves to flaunt itself as "the largest nation in the West" and "the land of opportunity."
And in the end all the kids want is to escape from reality, as we see in the end, literally brilliant, the two running together going to hide in Disney was a complete shot!