Written March 01, 2017
I was so excited to see this movie, i.e. great actors, original story, not commercial, etc. . I was very disappointed. The movie is boring and the plot is so thin, luckily the actors are saving the movie a bit. This is very pale in comparison with " Stand by Me".
Written June 10, 2012
This was a brilliant movie with an impressive cast of well known actors. I'll have to rate it as the best movie I've seen in over 10 years. The whole theatre clapped at the end. It left you feeling good and was highly entertaining for both male and females as my husband loved it too. Considering the quality of the movies that are currently out, this movie should be in all theatres. This isn't your standard movie, the filming was brilliant with radiant colors, and a quirkiness to it that makes it endearing. It's a MUST see!
Written October 21, 2016
Went to this movie with my wife , nephew and long time friend. Knew from the start it was going to be an extremely well done cinematic trip. We laughed till our eyes watered at times and never knew where the movie was going to take us next. There is so much attention to detail in this flick, and the cinematography is amazing. Douglas Aibel, who did the casting in this movie is a genius and the young actors are outstanding. The movie has somewhat of a Terry Gilliamesque feel to it with great offbeat characters. The only thing that was strange is how we we're the only ones laughing in the theater and clapping at the end. We just chalked it up to the other viewers not getting it, you know, no turds floating in a pool, or flatulence.
Written April 29, 2017
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 March 28, 2017
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.