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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  29 June 2012 (USA)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.

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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love 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. Written by Production

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A tormenting and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking | See all certifications »

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29 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Moonrise Kingdom - Un reino bajo la luna  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$522,996 (USA) (25 May 2012)

Gross:

$45,507,053 (USA) (26 October 2012)
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The brief shot of the inside of Scoutmaster Ward's "Indian Corn" magazine reveals that the magazine is based in Clinton, NJ 01012. Jared Gilman, who plays Sam Shakusky, is also from New Jersey. However, the ZIP code 01012 is actually the real life ZIP code for Chesterfield, Massachusetts; the real life ZIP code for Clinton, NJ is actually 08809. Additionally, it is mentioned right before the call to Sam's foster parents that the Billingleys are from Chesterfield. See more »

Goofs

Suzy's left-handed scissors are mentioned at least two times but after she stabs a scout with them, she's shown holding them in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Suzy: It doesn't make me feel very good. I found this on top of our refrigerator.
[Pulls out a book "Coping with the very troubled child"]
Sam: Does that mean you?
Suzy: I think so, yeah.
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References S.W.A.L.K. (1971) See more »

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Noye's Fludde, op. 59 : Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company, Op. 59
Composed by Benjamin Britten
(1957)
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Highly recommended
28 May 2012 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

If you've been following Mr. Anderson's relatively short career, you'll find more of the same here: a film that is full of quirkiness, which I find to be parables of the troubles we encounter in life. I came to this film without any expectations, having read nothing about it in the news so I was pleasantly surprised that the main protagonists are a couple of tweens. Any fears of mine finding a sappy or saccharine story were vanquished and replaced with wonderment following the journey of the two main characters. Both actors didn't seem to have formal training but this didn't stop them from serving the story well. It is down to the genius of Mr. Anderson capturing their human performances which are nothing less than beautiful.

I can't recommend this film highly enough!


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