Written May 27, 2012
Warm, whimsical, and poignant, the immaculately framed and beautifully acted Moonrise Kingdom presents writer/director Wes Anderson at his idiosyncratic best
Written December 26, 2014
Imagine, if you will, a film with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDonmand, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray, and each of these fine actors are smoked off the screen by two unknown teens in their film debuts - Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman. The kids play two troubled teens who escape from their stifling home environments and go on an adventure, with a few dozen boy scouts and the town police in hot pursuit. It's all very cute and charming, except for the part where the dog gets killed. The only other negative aspect is Bob Balaban who acts as a "narrator" but his drole commentary somehow doesn't work. Balaban is a great actor, so blame it on the director if you must - Wes Anderson. Personally I didn't like any of Anderson's films that I saw previously ("The Royal Tennenbaums", "Rushmore") but this one is really good.
Written February 07, 2016
The kids are fantastic in their roles and the Wes standby's of Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman do not disappoint. Bruce Willis and Ed Norton are welcome additions to the Anderson family.
Written August 30, 2015
My 14 yr old son & I had had a long week & wanted to just go "zone" at the movies & saw this title, not knowing anything about it except the story write up on the theater website.
From the first scene to the last, this was a delight-FULLl movie. It was so fantastic (in the true definition of the word) & subtle & light & deep & funny & serious & strange & beautiful etc... all at the same time.
The whole audience in our particular theater was laughing & engaging with the movie & my son was the only teen there! Re: him being a teen, it was slightly awkward for him (being w mom I imagine) in a fairly brief scene that can't be described as a sex scene but where they are both in their (1960's style ;-P) underwear together etc...
As I write this I realize it's impossible to describe this movie so I will say this... If you feel you have any sense of imagination, any enjoyment of the fantastic, any curiosity when you read the synopsis or see the trailer...see it :-)
Written September 04, 2015
I loved this movie!! Wes Anderson's style of story telling and his take on unconventional romantic love make beautiful cinema. Some parts of the movie have you looking back at your childhood and remembering how no one understood you back then. Others are so crazy they'll make you laugh. Not a movie for tween girls or boys!!