This is my comfort movie.
We don't get a lot of things to really care about.
Never thought I'd cry over an octopus (iykyk) and now a pig in the same year. This film was a pleasant yet painful surprise. Everything about it was spectacular: the music, the sound mixing, the acting, the writing, the directing, and the set design. As others have mentioned, Cage and Wolfe give excellent performances, but in my opinion the real star of the film is the story/writing. It is…
"She's about to cry. I can always tell when adults are about to cry."
One of the most touching, poignant and honest portraits of childhood I've ever seen in film. A very chilling yet earnest look at what exists just outside the "happiest place on earth" and how the realities of life brush up against the make believe of Disney and what life is like through a child's eyes. It painfully highlights the harsh reality of poverty stricken single motherhood in America today. Everything about this film was just brilliant. The performances were fantastic, especially Willem Dafoe and Brooklynn Prince. Sean Baker gets an A+.