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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  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 to 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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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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This is the first Wes Anderson film without any involvement of Owen Wilson. See more »

Goofs

The pilot of the plane incorrectly says the word "five" as "fiver". In standard radio phonetics, the number "nine" is pronounced "niner", to distinguish it from "five", which is not changed or pronounced "fife". See more »

Quotes

Scout Master Ward: Skotak, what's all this lumber for?
Skotak: We're building a treehouse.
Scout Master Ward: Where?
Skotak: Right here.
[all look up at treehouse perched ridiculously high on a tall swaying tree]
Scout Master Ward: That's not a safe altitude. Why is it up so high? If someone falls from there, that's a guaranteed death.
Skotak: Well, where would you have built it?
Scout Master Ward: Lower.
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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: Fugue: Allegro Motto
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Composed by Benjamin Britten
Performed by New York Philharmonic
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
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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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