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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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Wes Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Captain Sharp
Edward Norton ... Scout Master Ward
Bill Murray ... Mr. Bishop
Frances McDormand ... Mrs. Bishop
Tilda Swinton ... Social Services
Jared Gilman ... Sam
Kara Hayward ... Suzy
Jason Schwartzman ... Cousin Ben
Bob Balaban ... The Narrator
Lucas Hedges ... Redford
Charlie Kilgore ... Lazy-Eye
Andreas Sheikh Andreas Sheikh ... Panagle
Chandler Frantz ... Gadge
Rob H. Campbell Rob H. Campbell ... Deluca (as Rob Campbell)
L.J. Foley ... Izod
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonrise Kingdom See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$522,996, 27 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,512,466

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,263,166
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The brief shot of the inside of Scout Master Ward's "Indian Corn Magazine" reveals that the magazine is based in Clinton, New Jersey 01012. However, the ZIP code, "01012" is the real-life ZIP code for Chesterfield, Massachusetts, a location mentioned in the movie as where Sam's foster family lives. Jared Gilman (Sam) is from New Jersey. See more »

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In the very first scene, the room where Suzy and her brothers are playing is an attic room with sloped walls. When the shot changes to the exterior, it is a normal mid-level room with straight walls. See more »

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Walt Bishop: Holy Christ, what am I looking at here?
Laura Bishop: He does watercolors. Mostly landscapes but a few nudes.
Walt Bishop: Did she sit for this?
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During the final credits, Alexandre Desplat's music is vocally decomposed, like it was for the piece of classical music during the movie. See more »

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Featured in A Story of Children and Film (2013) See more »

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Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: Noye Take Thy Wife Anone
Composed by Benjamin Britten
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Moonrise Kingdom will leave you dreamy and smiling, with a hint of melancholy
17 May 2012 | by emilson-1See 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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