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A tormenting and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
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I could talk about how this film's structure finally achieves the blissful melancholy that has been at the heart of all of Wes Anderson's films. I could talk about the precision of his framing and tracking shots, and how often he finds visual comedy through a perfect edit, or the slight entrance of new material into the frame. I could talk about how depressing the film is, the hints of both a traumatizing past, and that in a way, Sam and Suzy try and burn a memory so deep into their minds that they can create a traumatized memory they want to remember (perhaps best seen by Suzy's scream during her ear piercing - "do the other one"). I could…
A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).
The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty. It also reminded me a great deal of Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I'm a huge fan of (Wes Anderson's film prior to this one).
It's a simple story of unrequited love, and the pressures and rules that parents place on children, when in reality they are just as immature and irresponsible as their offspring.
A great watch, and one of the best films of 2012.
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Quirk Willis quirk Norton quirk quirky! Quirk quirky quirks quirk. Quirkiness quirk quirky quirkiness quirk quirk; quirk quirky quirk.
(in other words: style over substance, Anderson over emotion, quirkiness over everything else including real characters portrayed by actors who are better than this)
I adore the medium of film. The fact that anything can happen, in any place, any time period, excites me in a way nothing else can. Of course, there's the stinkers of the movie world, but for every unfortunate event playing out on screen, there's two or three prodigious ones. However, the film world may be dandy and fresh, but there's one thing that has always got on my nerves.
Whenever a child star portrays a lead character in a film, they almost never receive top billing. It's always some A-List actor who will rake in the cash that gets his name at the very top. It's true with Moonrise Kingdom. In fact, the two leads aren't even on the…
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This is a great day. A fabulous day.
Feb 16 2013: The first day that I liked a Wes Anderson film. Finally!
My first date with Anderson was over 10 years ago. It should have gone swimmingly. Deadpan comedy. Quirky. Bill Murray. But alas, it was a disaster. After 1 hour of trying really hard, I realized that doing laundry was preferable to spending another minute with him and Rushmore.
The second date was no better. Even Gene Gene the Acting Machine couldn't hold my interest. It is not possible to have cared any less for the Tenenbaum family than I did. But I stuck around for the duration, determined to see if perhaps Mr. Anderson's Midas…
I really appreciate Wes Anderson as a director but I feel like the line gets blurred when trying separate his movies from one another, if you like his style you like his films, now this isn't a bad thing, but for me it just doesn't allow any of his films to stand out much, with that being said, I totally enjoyed this charming little gem.
I'm a khaki scout it's what I'm trained for.
Immaculately shot, cute, and exceedingly well-written, Moonrise Kingdom is one of Wes Anderson's very best. I give it a 4/5.
Una sorprendente tempesta d'amore inscenata con delicati carrelli laterali, inquadrature che necessitano di cornici e fanciullesche amorevoli cure. La turbolenza invero colpirà tutti, grandi e piccoli, in un tripudio di campi lunghi pastellosi. Anderson dimostra una sensibilità toccante nascosta in un'atmosfera quasi cartoonesca, sognante, a mezza via tra un programma per ragazzi e un'illustrazione. Nutrito l'ottimo cast a disposizione del regista, tanto da trovare il grande Harvey Keitel in una piccola parte. Indispensabili i giovani protagonisti.
I remember liking this way more upon first viewing than I did later, but I have a feeling my current score for it would be closer to this first viewing score; if that makes exactly all of the sense I want it to make.
I'm very impressed with this, second-time-round. I was really ambivalent first time I saw this, a few years ago. It was my first Wes Anderson, so I think I spent the whole thing trying to understand why it was so bonkers, but at the same time I was really into the aesthetic of it. Anyway, this time around everything just seemed better - the plot, the acting, the style, the jokes... I love the structure! of this movie! And I love Edward Norton's tiny worried face, and Kara Hayward's eyeshadow, and fuckin Bruce Willis. It's just really fun. It reminded me a lot of Yves Robert's War of the Buttons, which though I haven't seen in years is similarly plotted but less wacky.
Funny, original and beautifully filmed. Although not as special as other works of the eccentric Wes Anderson.
I APPRECIATE the cinematography and the puppy love present in this film. so much good vibes, thank u wes anderson
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This... this is art.
I remember being dragged into a multiplex back in 2012 to see this with my family. I was a senior in high school, at a time when I didn't take film or any art form for that matter seriously. I hardly remember my experience with this film at that time because I just didn't give a shit. I'd posit that the only impression it left on me was that that dude from that Hulk movie was in it. Edward Norton of course.
Flash forward to 2016; I've fallen in love with a number of Wes Anderson's other works, and I've sorta had this one set aside because... Well clearly I've already seen it right? Of course…
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