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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  29 June 2012 (USA)
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Reviews: 374 user | 476 critic | 43 from Metacritic.com

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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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

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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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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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Commenting on the film's connection to the first time he fell in love, director Wes Anderson has said, "Well, what I wanted to do was re-create the feeling of that memory. The movie is kind of like a fantasy that I think I would have had at that age. When you're 11 or 12 years old, you can get so swept up in a book that you start to believe that the fantasy is reality. I think when you have a giant crush when you're in fifth grade, it becomes your whole world. It's like being underwater; everything is different." See more »


When Cousin Ben is talking to Sam and Suzy as they walk through the camp, a marching scout extra in the background can be seen looking and waving at the camera. See more »


Sam: Sometimes I stick leaves on my hair. It helps cool your head down.
Suzy: Hmm. That's a good idea. It might also help if you didn't wear a fur hat.
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References Titanic (1997) See more »


Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: Noye Take Thy Wife Anone
Composed by Benjamin Britten
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User Reviews

Sweet, beautiful, and funny
3 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! One of Wes Anderson's best - up there with Rushmore and Fantastic Mr Fox. Top reasons to see this movie:

The love story between the quirky dark characters was so sweet. The casting for the 2 lead kids was spot on! You can take kids to this movie. They won't get all of the subtle humor but you will. The music and the film setting. The quirkiness of the filming, scenes, and narrator. Everyone in short pants... classic! Bruce Willis is actually good in it. Beautifully shot. You leave the theater with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye. Best movie so far this year.

Anyone who said they did't like it, doesn't get Wes Anderson. If you like his movies, you will love Moonrise Kingdom!

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