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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

US 94m, Colour
Director: Wes Anderson; Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban

moonrise_kingdomSet in 1965, Moonrise Kingdom is a wonderfully quirky romantic comedy that takes place on a New England island community. The focus of the unlikely relationship is between Sam, an orphaned but highly skilled “Khaki Scout” who breaks out of summer camp to meet up with Suzy, a precocious girl who likes adventure books and playing French music on her brother’s portable record player. Narrated by Bob Balaban, Moonrise Kingdom is a nostalgic and oddball coming of age film that is the stuff of a summer adventure fitting Suzy’s own literary tastes and Anderson’s wonderfully peculiar sensibilities as a film maker (Klaus Ming February 2013).

3 comments on “Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

  1. CMrok93

    Good review Klaus. A very sweet and tender movie that reminded me of first love and all of the other crazy emotions and feelings that come along with it. Sometimes pleasant, sometimes not.

  2. Anthony Lee Collins

    I’ve been obsessed with this movie since the first time I saw it. It’s so fanciful and romantic, and yet very precise and accurate (I was ten years old in 1965 and spent summers in coastal New England).

    I’ve written about the movie several times on my blog:
    http://u-town.com/collins/?p=3832 (this post links back to the previous ones).

  3. Klaus

    I watched this for a second time – the same day.

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