Try to appreciate this film
While this film does require a degree of patience to watch all the way through I would argue it is worth your time. These characters aren't meant to be lovable. There isn't much in the way of fantasy going on here. This is a section of society most people would rather avoid. But as the film advertises it is really about the children and even the mothers that are barely past childhood themselves. They have their flaws and make mistakes but are they really bad people??
There is no support system for them, no guidance; how likely is it these children will end up just like the adults in their lives? Probably a cycle that was passed down to the mothers as well.
Also, there was a lot to think about here about capitalism and our wealth gap in America. The characters are surrounded by wealth and the "Happiest Place On Earth" but they are left behind. Foreclosed homes sitting empty and rotting while so many don't have a home. While this film isn't offering any answers I was left with feelings of empathy and an appreciation for what I have.