Focus Features/Empirical American/Indian Paintbrush (Wes
Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales & Jeremy Dawson)
W: Wes Anderson & Roman
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.