7.5/10 (IMDB)

Red Rocket

2h 08m Comedy | Drama
Red Rocket
Red Rocket

About

Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman named Strawberry working the cash register at a local doughnut shop. He falls right back into his old habits.

Director

Sean Baker

Cast

Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss

Rating

R

Year

2021

Country

United States

Language

English


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "RED ROCKET is so arresting because of how it keeps hope alive by rescuing devastation from the jaws of happiness."
    - IndieWire
  • "The end result is a real pleasure, taking us along for a wild ride. Yes, it’s slightly too long, and Baker and his team could probably trim a bit to make things even tighter. Yet there’s so much charm at play, so much joy in watching even the moments of pain and embarrassment that it’s difficult to criticize."
    - Slashfilm
  • "Sean Baker is dedicated at the same time to the material realities of being poor in the United States and to the irreverent artificiality of snap zooms, smash cuts, and unexpected music cues."
    - Slant Magazine

Awards

  • Deauville Film Festival
  • Middleburg Film Festival

Festivals

  • San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival
  • Busan Int'l Film Festival
  • Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
  • Deauville American Film Festival
  • Los Cabos Int'l Film Festival
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Hamburg Film Festival
  • New York Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
  • Middleburg Film Festival
  • Rome Film Fest
  • and more...