Moonrise Kingdom

D: Wes Anderson 
Focus Features/Empirical American/Indian Paintbrush (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales & Jeremy Dawson)
US 2012
94 mins
W: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
DP: Robert Yeoman
Ed: Andrew Weisblum
Mus: Alexandre Desplat
Jared Gilman (Sam), Kara Hayward (Suzy), Frances McDormand (Mrs. Bishop), Bill Murray (Mr. Bishop), Edward Norton (Scout Master Ward), Bruce Willis (Captain Sharp)

Wes Anderson's style is not too dissimilar to the Coen Brothers. The humour is quirky and subtle and special attention is paid to idiosyncratic characters and comic timing of the performances. I really enjoyed this movie, but I wouldn't expect it to be everyone's cup of tea. It's a bittersweet tale about the changing face of the 60's & the loss of innocence.  

Set on a remote New England island, it tells the story of two young teenagers who run away together, causing the community to give chase.

The two juvenile performances are excellent, the supporting characters offer light comedy, boosted by a refreshingly original script.


Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom