130 mins
7.6 / 10 (1039)


Down and out in Los Angeles, ex-porn star Mikey Saber returns to his hometown of Texas City, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law live. But just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey becomes smitten with Strawberry, a teenager working at a local doughnut shop.

MUBI's take

Sean Baker continues to prove himself the chronicler-in-chief of life on America’s fringes with this provocative tale of deluded ambition. Pointedly set on the eve of Trump’s election, and with a magnetic lead in ex-porn star Simon Rex, Red Rocket is a blistering critique of the cult of personality.

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