in about 100 words or less
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
Set 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).