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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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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15 of 15 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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12 of 12 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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6 of 6 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pjr VINE VOICE on 13 Jan. 2013
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Billed as Wes Anderson's return to live action film after a five year absence, Moonrise Kingdom has a starry (if slightly hip) cast and an interesting sounding story to tell. Anderson has a leftfield approach to cinema which nods towards the arty which has made him one of the more interesting and adventurous directors working in mainstream Hollywood cinema. What we get is a strange and touching portrait of first love against the odds.

Despite a big name cast the stars of this film are the two young leads, Kara Haywood and Jared Gilman, who play a couple of children who meet briefly one summer whilst Gilman's character is camping on the island where Haywood lives. One year on they plan to meet again running away to a remote part of the island to spend a week together. Upon this discovery the adults and the rest of the scout campers (who don't really like the boy) set off to find them. The story has a twist in that all are unaware of the fact that a severe storm is just 48 hours from hitting land and creating havoc.

This is a gently played film in which the adults all seem to have exaggerated personas which fits the idea that the film not only has child protagonists but also sees the rest of the world from their point of view. The effect is sometimes comic but it is charming throughout. It is a little disorientating but if you're prepared to let yourself go with it, this is a gem of a film.

The young leads are slightly awkward and faintly dysfuntional and played excellently. Their love for each other is strong and filled with innocence. The adults seem more troubled people Edward Norton, as the scout leader, is particularly excellent and Bruce Willis, playing the island's only law enforcement, puts in a nicely understated performance.
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7 of 7 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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15 of 16 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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