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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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Andreas Sheikh ...
Rob H. Campbell ...
Deluca (as Rob Campbell)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Moonrise Kingdom - Un reino bajo la luna  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$45,507,053 (USA) (26 October 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucas Hedges, Redford in "Moonrise Kingdom", played a pump attendant who fills Jopling's motorcycle in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (another Wes Anderson film). Redford in "Moonrise Kingdom" also rides a motorcycle. See more »


The amount of books stacked on top of Suzy's suitcase when she is by the lake with Sam changes from 3 to 2 between shots. See more »


Sam: [Sniffs twice] You smell like perfume.
Suzy: Oh, it's my mother's!
Sam: Hm! Hm!
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Crazy Credits

When the credits for the book cover artists appear on screen, they are also accompanied by the book covers they drew for the film. See more »


Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »


(Recorded in September 1952, released posthumously in January 1953)
Written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose
Performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

An ambitious film which for the most part delivers spectacularly
18 May 2012 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Saw this just now in a small indie cinema in Heidelberg, Germany and I have to say, it was a romp. In my humble opinion this film manages to be both Wes Anderson's funniest picture so far and his most melancholic. The utter uncompromising stylishness of his other work is also present here, perhaps even heightened, but in contrast to The Life Aquatic (and to a certain degree The Darjeeling Limited), the emphasis here is firmly on plot. The brave and often odd visuals never overwhelm the story and the audience never feels like they are not quite in on the joke, like in The Life Aquatic. The tone does tend to become a bit erratic, especially in the last third of the film when Anderson seems to want to pack so much into every frame that the film becomes a bit cartoonish at times (hence the not-perfect score from me). All in all, though, the plot is very balanced and the pacing is great. The two young leads are superb and the brave move by Anderson to place unknown actors front and centre pays off beautifully. The rest of the cast is on paper even more star-studded than The Royal Tenenbaums and yet Anderson never steers into unnecessary character development just to accommodate his stars. A touch here and a touch there are more than enough to paint a picture of a group of people who are eerily similar in their dissatisfaction with their lives and yet react quite differently to the two young lovers' dash (literally) for happiness. In conclusion, a must-see for Anderson fans and highly recommended for everyone else.

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