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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$522,996, 27 May 2012, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Bob Balaban also played a cartographer in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See more »


When Suzy goes into the tent by herself, she is wearing a heavy layer of blue eye shadow. A few moments later when Sam enters the tent, Suzy has been crying and her eyes are nearly devoid of shadow before Sam hands her his neckerchief and she wipes her eyes. In the very next scene when Suzy is reading aloud from her one of her books, her eyes are once again fully coated with eye shadow. See more »


Sam: I made you some jewelry. Are your ears pierced?
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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 »


References Summer with Monika (1953) See more »


Take These Chains From My Heart
Written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath
Performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Moonrise Kingdom will leave you dreamy and smiling, with a hint of melancholy
17 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Let's try to understand the miracle I have just witnessed. Director Wes Anderson is 12 years old, has just experienced his first love while at Summer camp, and immediately rushed to a camera to tell us, his pen pals, the story. A slightly embellished story which follows the perfect scenarios we would draw at night in our beds at this age. It has all the tiny details, the sense of adventure and the freshness of youth. How someone 43 years old in real life could do this movie is beyond me. The drawback of this miracle for the viewer is that such a jump back into the kind of idealized feelings you had in your early teens leaves you with quite some melancholy when you leave the cinema.

It could be that some people do not connect to the movie and just see it as "adorable" or "cute" and nothing more. But I suppose most people will feel connected, notably because the movie has this straight-to-the-point attitude in both the technique and the story-telling; the story is read to you, not force-fed with dramatic music and whatnot. Just like one of the characters who reads bedtime stories to the others.

You might complain about the lack of character development for some of the big names in this film (Norton, Willis, Murray - McDormand less so as she gets more detailed screen time than the others) but I suppose this is wanted: kids will see hints of the issues adults are facing, but can't understand them fully. And remember this is a movie shot by 12-year old Wes Anderson.

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