Moonrise Kingdom

© Focus Features, 2012

Another long-awaited charmer from the always-inspiring director, Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom is the sweet love story/adventure of two good, but troubled tweens (played by the adorable and talented Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman) who run away to be together badlands-style on a remote fictional Eastern Seaboard Island in 1965. With wonderful characters played by a stellar cast, including Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban as an extremely elfin narrator, the quirky and stylized film won us over from the very first frame. Anderson’s always-astonishing, period art direction is in full swing here. And the screenplay by Anderson and Roman Coppola is completely … can we use the word charming again? In this case, the choice is definitively “yes.”

4 Comments »

  1. Judy Westwood said

    tomorrow night!….come hell or high water !

  2. Oh my goodness, how cool is Kara (Suzy)? And Jared (Sam) is going to be such a catch when he grows up! Love, love, love…

    • So cool – made us very happy to see them starring. Love everything Wes Anderson does, but this one was particularly sweet …

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