Written September 28, 2016
This film was a very odd little piece, that would appeal to a specific audience.It had the look and feel of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's 'Neighbors'. If you like dark comedy with a twist...welcome.
Written October 22, 2016
First of all, all the stuff you expect to see in a Wes Anderson flick is there. Setpieces, whimsy, musical choices, the slow-mo walk to music, quirky to the point of impossible characters etc....but it all works, and works much better that some of his more recent efforts. The young love story is sweet, and reflected in the adults around them in interesting ways. Tilda Swinton doesn't have much to do though, and there's a moment when things got a bit creepy for me between the young leads, but other than these minor mis-steps it was wonderful, and at just over 90 minutes things move quickly along with no fiddling around. A must for WA fans, and accessible to everyone, I think.
Written July 31, 2014
Great movie! Proves human connection is so much more powerful than cell phones and social media. Two kids, feeling out of place and alone, meet and instantly recognize something unwritten in each other and make plans to run away to be together. Their actions make people around them realize they need to look deeper at someone who seems so different from themselves and realize they are not so different after all.
Written December 06, 2016
This movie was a bit odd as are all Wes Anderson flicks but it has two very cute likable pre-teen characters that make it a fun and enjoyable movie experience. My word to describe this movie is cute. Great performances were provided by all the actors and, particularly, the pre-teen protagonists.
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!