Moonrise Kingdom

A delightfully quirky Bruce Willis and Edward Norton star in this delightfully quirky story of young love...

Bruce Willis and Edward Norton star in this delightfully quirky story of young love.

Director and co-writer Wes Anderson’s comedy is set in the summer of 1965 on an island off the coast of New England. It’s a highly unusual story in which two lonely, smart, misunderstood 12-year-olds – unpopular boy scout Sam (Jared Gilman) and his pen-pal Suzy (Kara Hayward) – run away together.

The island’s dysfunctional inhabitants, including chain-smoking scoutmaster Norton, kindly local police chief Willis and Suzy’s unhappy parents Bill Murray and Frances McDormand, join the quest to track them down.

Anderson films all this in a hyper-stylised, deliberately artificial manner that draws the viewer right into the movie’s world, while his handling of the children’s feelings and emotional lives has real heart.

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