Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Directed By: Wes Anderson

Written By: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Ed Norton

Synopsis:

If you’re 12 and you plan on running away, pack some good footwear.

Musings:

This is not just a film but also a time machine. Wes Anderson cracks the space time continuum and recreates a different era in the life of his audience, emotions and all. Say what you will about his style of filmmaking, but he‘s one of the last true Auteurs. He has a phenomenal artistic pallet and manages to continue to paint masterpiece after masterpiece.

Of course the cast was great, like in all Wes Anderson films. You must be a great director if all these talented people want to work with you over and over again. Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray were so damn good. Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward were perfect for their roles and seemed mature in understanding the nuances of their characters. I usually can’t stand child actors but they were absolutely perfect.

Without saying too much, this little gem of a film was splattered with all kinds of teenage awkwardness, like a Jackson Pollock painting. Honestly, I could keep going on and on and on and on and on and on… but I won’t. Just go see it.

Problem: It was too good

Mood for watching: At ease

What to eat and drink: Can of beans and a spritzer

If I made it: Tilda Swinton would get a little more screen time

Why watch: The detail

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