Some Kind of Heaven

I loved this. Florida is a truly absurdist state, but it is uniquely over-simplified with the “Florida Man” dumb ass dumb unfunny novelty napkin bullshit you all dispel!!! YOU! This movie is a much keener examination into the uncanny but undeniably human energy that haunts this swamp.

A hell of a drug watching this in Central Florida with my Floridian parents a year or so away from retirement. Dad kept going to his phone to give us facts about The Villages (“nine dog parks”) to avoid the labor of emotional engagement. Mom, who has a handful of friends living in The Villages, related a concerning amount to the troubled wife, Anne. They both said they’d have liked to have seen the film focus on a more normal couple living in the villages who are having a nice time. They just want to have a nice time!

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