The Florida Project movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in this film about one little girl growing up in a cheap motel steps away from the happiest place on earth. The drama movie was directed by Sean Baker using a screenplay he and Chris Bergoch wrote. The Florida Project appeared at the Cannes Film Festival before opening theatrically in the United States on October 6, 2017.
In The Florida Project, life through the eyes of six-year-old girl Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) is portrayed as she lives with mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) in a purple motel near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While it's an impoverished life, Moonee remains positive and enjoys the simple things like rainbows and ice cream purchased by kind tourists.
Halley struggles to pay rent and often scams tourists for profit before turning to prostitution to earn money. She allows Moonee to run free where Moonee and other children who reside in the motel get into trouble. This irks motel manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe), who tries his best to protect the resident children, even when their parents won't. But as things with Halley get worse, there's only so much he can protect Moonee, especially when Child Protective Services get involved.
The Florida Project was one of several films to receive award nominations in the 2017-18 award season and did so along with the likes of Mudbound, Battle of the Sexes, Roman J. Israel, Esq., and Phantom Thread.
I Failed as a Mother, Moonee
Bobby: Halley, got a situation here. Open up! It's only the second week of the summer and there's already been a dead fish in the pool...
Moonee: We were trying to get it back alive.
Bobby: Water balloons thrown at tourists
Halley: I failed as a mother, Moonee!
Moonee: Yeah, mom, you're a disgrace!
When Bobby approaches Halley about the havoc her daughter, Moonee, and the other kids who live at the motel have caused, Halley and Moonee think it's hilarious. Clearly Bobby and Halley have different acceptable standards of responsibility.
Where Is My Mommy Now?
Moonee: Where is my mommy now?
Bobby: They're just talking. They're going to figure something out.
Moonee is confused and worried in these The Florida Project movie quotes when her mother speaks with authorities. Bobby tries to comfort her but he knows the outcome of this is unlikely to be a good one.
Who's Looking After Moonee?
Bobby: New job?
Bobby: If you're working, who's looking after Moonee?
Halley: You're not my father!
Bobby: I don't want to be your father.
Halley: You can't treat me like this!
Bobby confronts Halley in these The Florida Project movie quotes over how she leaves Moonee alone while she works. Halley isn't interested in what Bobby has to say and pushes him away for getting involved in her life.
No Harm, No Foul
Bobby: Boys, good mornin'. Yeah, you gotta go home. There's cars coming through here. We've got guests. No harm, no foul. No foul, there's a joke in there somewhere. All right, fellas, all right, have a good day.
In these The Florida Project movie quotes, Bobby talks to a group of cranes occupying the pavement in front of the motel. He urges them to move to safer ground, even though they really don't get the no harm, no foul pun.