- 94 min
- Directed by: Wes Anderson
- Written by: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
- Cast: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman
- UK release: 25 May 2012
When 12-year-old orphan Sam (Gilman) convinces Suzy (Hayward) to run away with him, her parents (Murray, McDormand), the local scoutmaster (Norton), sheriff (Willis) and Social Services (Swinton) are soon in pursuit. Anderson's movie will delight his fans; others may consider it overlong, whimsical and emotionally lightweight.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, the film follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. This is a quirky film about a quirky small town. The population of eccentrics (played by stars like Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton) are acted off the screen by a whole army of talented youngsters. Visually amazing and highly amusing! (USA - 2012) Incidentally - don’t make the same mistake as the major cinema chains who caught a financial cold with this film by playing it to matinees only. Just because there are kids in the film it doesn’t mean that it’s a kids’ film. There’s much to enjoy and little to harm for all ages - but it simply ain’t Babes in the Wood!
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Moonrise Kingdom17 May 2012
Wes Anderson's latest echoes his earlier triumphs, but breaks no new ground
Wes Anderson’s seventh film feels like a Greatest Hits package. Which if you’re a Wes fan will make you very happy. Set on a New England island in the summer of 1965, the opening sequence of Moonrise Kingdom, with its incessant camera-pans around the…
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