The Florida Project

Synopsis: Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Sean Baker
Production: A24 Films
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 106 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
92
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
R
Year:
2017
111 min
$5,412,775
Website
307 Views


INT. MAGIC CASTLESTAIRWELL - DAY

MOONEE (6) and SCOOTY (7) are outside The Magic Castle Motel,

purple and run-down. The kids sit against the wall in the

shade of an alcove under the stairs outside the main office.

The two take turns playing a game on a phone.

They hear a small boy, DICKY (7), calling from the distance.

DICKY:

Moonee! Scooty!!

MOONEE:

What!?

DICKY:

Mooneeeeeeeeee!

Dicky makes his way to the enclave moving fast.

MOONEE:

WHAT!!??

Steadicam:
Begin close on Dicky's screaming face and

CONTINUOUS move from the side road parallel to Route 192 to

behind Dicky, following him running towards the motel.

MOONEE (CONT’D)

WHAT!!!!?

Dicky arrives at the enclave.

DICKY:

Freshies at The Future!

Moonee and Scooty are enthralled.

MOONEE / SCOOTY

Freshies at The Future!!!

They jump up and exit frame. We hold on the purple wall.

“Celebration” by Kool & the Gang blasts over the OPENING

TITLES that play out as we continue to hold on the wall.

EXT. ROUTE 192 - DAY

Moonee, Scooty and Dicky make their way to the end of the

motel’s driveway. PAN RIGHT to follow them and reveal Route

192 in full.

The kids run to the adjacent property -- FUTURELAND INN

(located a block West from The Magic Castle).

EXT. FUTURELAND INN - DAY - CONTINUOUS

Moonee/Scooty/Dicky arrive at the entrance to FutureLand.

Scuffed-up retro-futuristic rockets adorn the weather-damaged

sign in front, its logo embedded within a constellation. A

faded ‘Stay in the future... today!’ sign dangles below it.

Moonee/Scooty/Dicky run off the sidewalk and onto the lawn of

the shanty motel.

They peer around a dirty wall. Their eyes widen.

DICKY:

That one. The blue one.

The kids run upstairs to the second floor and look toward the

ground halfway down the walkway. They begin spitting

downward.

DICKY (CONT’D)

I can get it farther than you,

Moonee.

MOONEE:

No way. I’ll totally get it much

farther than you!

SCOOTY:

Yeah but I bet none of you can get

it on the top!

EXT. FUTURELAND INN - JANCEY’S ROOM - DAY

GRANDMA STACY (younger than your average Grandma) steps out

onto the walkway. She lights a cigarette, taking in her new

environment. She looks to her left where a YOUNG MAN and his

PITBULL are lounging down the walkway. She nods to him.

She continues to smoke. Something grabs her attention. She

approaches her blue 90’s Toyota Corolla to see a spit-covered

windshield. A gob of spit shoots down onto it from above. She

looks to the upper floor.

GRANDMA STACY:

What the f*ck? HEY!

Moonee/Scooty/Dicky slide back and laugh.

2.

GRANDMA STACY (CONT’D)

Are you kidding me over here? You

get down here and clean this shit

up now!

The commotion causes Jancey and her young sister LUCI (4) to

emerge from the room.

The kids continue to LAUGH HYSTERICALLY.

Moonee jumps up and spits blindly through the rail.

DICKY:

Go home, you rachet bitch!

SCOOTY:

You ain’t shit, jit!

MOONEE:

You are shit!

Jancey gets hit by a gob of spit.

JANCEY:

Gramma, he spit on me.

MOONEE:

(offended)

It wasn’t him, it was ME, stupid

THOT!

GRANDMA STACY:

Hey! I’m coming up there and I am

fucking telling your parents!

Moonee/Scooty/Dicky get up and race down the walkway of the

second floor, the screaming back and forth persists.

MOONEE:

Try it, bee-otch. I don’t even live

here!

Moonee/Scooty/Dicky LAUGH hysterically while running away.

Stacy fumes. Jancey and her little sister Luci stand by the

door, confused.

EXT. FUTURELAND INN - DAY

Moonee, Scooty and Dicky race to the other side of FutureLand

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Sean Baker

Sean Baker is an American film director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for the independent feature films Starlet, Tangerine, and The Florida Project. more…

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