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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

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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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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Trivia

Commander Pierce is introduced during the last act, but his character is shown and mentioned throughout the film. His picture is on stamps on the letters that Sam and Suzy send, his picture is on Scout Master Ward's desk, and his picture is also in an editorial of the magazine Scout Master Ward reads called "Indian Corn". See more »

Goofs

As Scout Master Ward is going to Sam's tent, the hole Sam has made is not visible from the outside. See more »

Quotes

Captain Sharp: It's been proven by history: all mankind makes mistakes.
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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 »

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Referenced in Lewis Dalgliesh: Forgive Me Blue Sky (2015) See more »

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A Midsummer's Night Dream, Op. 64: Act 2: On the Ground, Sleep Sound
Music by Benjamin Britten
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
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Let's get quirky!
28 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

So let's get some quirky actors - Bill Murray, Ed Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, etc. - and put them in a quirky situation with boy scouts on a small island and then have a quirky narrator kind of tell us what's going to happen even though narrators usually tell us what did happen. Wouldn't that be totally quirky! In the quirkly named "Moonrise Kingdom" Wes Anderson tries to pull the "New Girl" television show's audience out of cute apartments and out to the flicks. There they find that the film presents some interesting dialog and plot turns as well as some decent performances particularly by the child actors. However, these charms are wrapped in circumstances somewhat over- engineered to be offbeat. The feeling of being manipulated limits the audience from fully enjoying the film although given the story can't fully sustain interest over its full length limits how much there is to enjoy. Also limiting the enjoyment are some highly uncomfortable scenes involving a twelve year old character being felt up in her underwear. People who find this discomforting (and everyone should feel uncomfortable with it) should avoid the film. In short, if M. Night Shayamalan didn't exist, Anderson would have an argument for being rated modern U.S. cinema's most overrated director.


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