Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums) comedy set in the summer of ’65 where a small community is mobilised in search of two runaway 12-year-old lovebirds. The all-star cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

A quiet community resides on an island off the coast of New England. After falling in love, former Khaki Scout and orphan Sam (Jared Gilman) runs away with forlorn Suzy (Kara Hayward) into the island's wilderness. With the local sheriff (Willis), the girl’s parents (Murray and Frances McDormand), Social Services (Tilda Swinton) and a Khaki Scout troop leader (Norton) all trying to stabilise the situation, the search threatens to become a disaster when a violent storm brews off-shore.

2012Rating: PG, for sexual content and smoking94 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Wes Anderson ('The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'Rushmore', 'Bottle Rocket')
Writer:
Wes AndersonRoman Coppola
Cast:
Bruce WillisEdward NortonTilda SwintonBill MurrayFrances McDormandJason SchwartzmanHarvey KeitelBob BalabanJared GilmanKara Hayward

FIND TIMES & TICKETS

Streaming (2 Providers)

Moonrise Kingdom / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Represents a sort of non-magical Neverland -- that momentous instant when the world can seem so small and a naive crush can feel all-consuming.

Full review
Total Film

Total Film

Non-fans might call it over-familiar comfort cinema but with the craft so loving and new elements so well-integrated, his singular pitch remains a thing to cherish.

Full review
Time Out

Time Out

Anderson's romantic fantasia is after something much more complicated and profound-an ever-renewing balance between the hopes of youth and the disappointments of age.

Full review
The New York Times

The New York Times

Breezes along with a beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick.

Full review
The Guardian

The Guardian

A very charming, beautifully wrought, if somehow depthless film - eccentric but heartfelt, and thought through to the tiniest, quirkiest detail in the classic Anderson style.

Full review
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The success of "Moonrise Kingdom" depends on its understated gravity. None of the actors ever play for laughs or put sardonic spins on their material.

Full review
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Primarily, this is a film to be savoured for it’s hyper-ornate visual schemes: each one more splendid and breathtaking than the previous.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This is a Wes Anderson film -- more lightweight than some, possessing a stronger emotional undertow than others -- that will strike the uninitiated as conspicuously arch.

Full review
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

As funny, bittersweet and as distinct as you’d expect from Wes Anderson, a director who helps you know you are not alone. Terrific performances from sprogs to stars and a lovely sense of the sorrow and joy of growing up.

Full review