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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Sharp
... Scout Master Ward
... Mr. Bishop
... Mrs. Bishop
... Social Services
... Sam
... Suzy
... Cousin Ben
... The Narrator
... Redford
... Lazy-Eye
Andreas Sheikh ... Panagle
... Gadge
Rob H. Campbell ... Deluca (as Rob Campbell)
... Izod
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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  »

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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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Commenting on the film's connection to the first time he fell in love, 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 eleven or twelve 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 »

Goofs

The Island Police car is a 1968 Plymouth. The movie is set in 1965. See more »

Quotes

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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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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Variation: An die Musik
Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Philippe Rombi
Performed by Orchestre Symphonique Bel'Arte
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An ambitious film which for the most part delivers spectacularly
18 May 2012 | by 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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