Review: Moonrise Kingdom

I love you, but you have no idea what you're talking about.

Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) are two twelve year old pen pals that decide to run away together. This sparks a search party including Sam's Scout Master Ward, (Edward Norton) a sad and strange police officer, (Bruce Willis) and Suzy's Parents. (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand)

Wes Anderson movies are really hit and miss for me, but this one was definitely a hit. I enjoy "young love" movies when they are done right. Like the Swedish Let The Right One In for example. I liked how he shot the film, with the house showing different levels, much like Life Aquatic. I enjoyed the quick, almost deadpan dialogue. I actually found it hard to describe to a friend who had never seen a Wes Anderson movie. His way of shooting, writing dialogue, and filming in general. It's just...him. Whimsical, to the point, and real just don't capture what I want to say. It's just easier to say "This film is very Wes Anderson-y."

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A- (I would give an A, but there were a few parts in there that I found completely stupid and useless, so I didn't bump it up.)

Memorable Quote: "My daughter has been kidnapped by these beige lunatics!" - Walt Bishop (Bill Murray)


  1. Glad you liked this one, the movie looks gorgeous and even when I don't like the stories in Anderson's movies the style of his films is always something to marvel at.

  2. This reminds me a bit of a movie titled A Little Romance, which I enjoyed as a kid. This definitely sounds worth watching, with several actors I love.


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