Friday, June 21, 2013

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Director: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, LUCAS Hedges, Charlie Kilgore, Andreas Sheikh, Chandler Frantz

More info: IMDb

Plot: September, 1965, a storm is three days away from the New England coast. At an island camp, a Khaki Scout's gone missing: he's Sam, 12, a bespeckled misfit, an orphan. Ward, his by-the-book scoutmaster, organizes a search after calling Captain Sharp, the local police. Sam is running away with Suzy, his pen pal, the laconic oldest child in a quirky and unhappy household of two lawyers (one of whom is having an affair with Sharp). As Sam and Suzy sort through their own issues, they stay a step ahead of the searchers while the storm gets closer. Social Services suggests Sam may need electroshock therapy and an orphanage. Is there scouts' honor, and what of the sad Sharp?

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again? YES!

I laughed my ass off, picked it up and laughed it off again.  I think I was one of four people in the theater but it didn't matter.  Hilarious.  Those two kids are priceless. This might just be my favorite Wes Anderson picture to date.  The supporting cast was excellent, especially Bill Murray.  He kills me.  It's one of those pictures I didn't want to end but when it did, I left with a huge grin on my face.  It's refreshingly quirky and it's an awful lot of fun.

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