Moonrise Kingdom 2012

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A pair of lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.

Starring:
Bruce Willis,Edward Norton
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Wes Anderson
Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
Supporting actors Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Crowe on 28 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
Thanks to two appealing juvenile leads, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" succeeds in engaging and sometimes moving us. Set in coastal New England in 1965, it is about two misfit thirteen-year-olds who fall in love (each, it seems, intuiting the other's "misfittedness") and decide to run away together and set up a home/camp where they can live isolated from the world of their parents and other adult authorities. Since the boy, Sam, has survival skills (he runs away from a scout camp) and the girl, Suzy, is as resourceful in her way (she brings the scissors and other things), they do pretty well. Suzy's parents are two lawyers (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand) who seem as indifferent to each other as they are to their children, and their marital conversation is mainly about the cases they're working on. The fact that the mother communicates with her children via bullhorn is obviously both funny and pointed. Sam is an orphan in foster care, and Edward Norton is the well-meaning scoutmaster of Sam's troop. These three adults and the local sheriff (Bruce Willis) are the ones who have to deal with the fact that the young people have run off.

All of that seems ordinary enough, but Anderson frames the story in interesting ways, both visually and dramaturgically. The adult world of the scout camp and Suzy's home is presented in terms of a high degree of linear organization: rooms are boxy and behaviour is regimented to a cartoonish extent, and the regimentation of the scout troop is very clear, and the impression that the viewer gets is of two young people trying to get away from life in a cartoon and escape into something more authentic.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By V. Anfilogoff on 2 Jun. 2014
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Bought this to watch with my grandchildren (10 and 12 years old) during their half term holidays. We all loved it and it kept our attention all the way through. A lovely and engrossing film which I would thoroughly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ben Bottle on 13 Feb. 2014
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To be honest, I really did not know what to make of this film after the first watching.
I enjoyed it, but didn't find it that funny!!!!
The performances from the leads - Willis, Norton, Swinton and Murray are rather sublime but it's the strangely enigmatic acting from the 'young newbies' Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward that steal the show as two pubescent children taking comfort and solace in each others company as they escape the strangeness of their lives. Pursued by their respective so-called "responsible adults", (that's the funny bit, I suppose?), they desperately try to find consolation in an effort to make some sense out of their muddled lives.
I had to watch it three times before I could come to a conclusion - it is a good film; in my opinion a very thought provoking one.
Perhaps I took it too seriously? However, I found it hard not too!
Good film - not what I expected, but I think I got much more out of it because of this.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Miss E. Chappell on 24 April 2014
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This is a great film and typical of Wes Anderson's usual style and humour so if you like his movies, you wont be disappointed! There's a great adult cast who hold the whole thing together but the child actors do a great job in the two lead roles too. The story is relatively simple, but if you're looking for a good laugh and some odd humour then you'll enjoy this!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ushawman on 24 May 2014
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A lovely film, suitable for any age, with the two principals acting without affectation, just nice kids. The supporting cast was seiously funny. I enjoyed this nfilm for its innocence and convicyion
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Williams on 17 Feb. 2013
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I only came upon this film by chance and wow what a surprise it was breathtaking. From opening credits to end credits we sat amazed by the stunning visual feast and the story was pretty cool too. I have since shared this film with a number of people who have all had the same reaction it's awesome see it people and wonder at why the crap that makes money in the big screens s nowhere near as good as this lost gem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Morgan on 17 Mar. 2015
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No-one has better exemplified the old journalists' dictum "Simplify, then Exaggerate" than this film's auteur, in performing an old trick: imagining childhood then rendering it in adult categories. It is the essence of his puckish irresponsibility and makes of plot nothing more than whim. This is his métier and this film has the trademark Anderson features, boy and girl leads, a wilfully whimsical set of characters and many fine actors. While appearing to be about things like One's First Kiss, while in the 'Khaki Scouts (like 4H but just like our Boy Scouts) an awfully big adventure (including a sylvan romp like the 'Au Revoir Les Enfants' wood scene, oddly) with sets that look like models, a meandering, not-quite-serious story. I think he is in a film dialogue with Tim Burton, meeting confection with character, or caricature and relationships and whimsy . It's a fable with young teens among bumbling adults, set to English music: he is an aficiano, here it is 'Noye's Fludde' and 'A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'). These two charming actors, each playing an oddball [clearly a counterpoint of and implied rebuke fabled 12 year old blockbusters are aimed at] meet up as she leaves her unhappy home of two distant, bickering lawyers, he is rejected by his adoptive family with peremptory enthusiasm and is wanted by the Care Service run by a blue-clad Tilda Swinton very much in Jadis mode. There are set pieces that nod to Fennimore Cooper's Leatherstocking novels - references to Native Americans aplenty - as the island is explored, sometimes as if for the first time; there's a flood; there are the usual odd visual jokes: early we see a table-tennis game, but through a wall opening ensuring we see balls and some arm but no rest-of-player.Read more ›
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