Moonrise Kingdom is a delightful, visually quirky film from Wes Anderson that looks at the lives of dysfunctional people through the eyes of two runaway children. The use of music throughout is key to the feel of the film, and helps to drive the narrative and underscore the emotional impact with a series of well chosen pieces that fit it perfectly. There is quite a mixed bag, with several classical pieces, especially works by Britten which are important to the film's plot, and a few tracks from Hank Williams. The mix of classical and classic country shouldn't work, but it does, and this CD provides a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. As with all great soundtracks it works well in isolation from the film, and there is plenty of great music to enjoy here, but the most benefit will be for those who have seen the film, where particular tracks will evoke memories of particular scenes and will be almost guaranteed to raise a smile. 5 stars for this eclectic mix.