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Moonrise Kingdom

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, 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.
Title: Moonrise kingdom
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Focus Features ; Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Hone Entertainment, c2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Also issued as part of a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack with UPC: 025192155345.
Special features include: A look inside Moonrise kingdom; Welcome to the island of New Penzance; Set tour with Bill Murray; Previews.
Accompanying material may vary.
Summary: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 sexual content and smoking.
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush present ; an American Empirical picture ; produced by Wes Anderson ... [et al.] ; written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola ; directed by Wes Anderson
Credits: Director of photography, Robert D. Yeoman ; editor, Andrew Weisblum ; music, Alexandre Desplat.
Performers: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); English Dolby digital 5.1 surround, English DVS Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, French European and Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 surround; described video.
Other Language: English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing; English audio described.
Subject Headings: Preteens Drama. Runaway children Drama. New England Drama.
Genre/Form: Coming-of-age films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Topical Term: Preteens
Runaway children
Publisher No: 62119942
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Jun 28, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was my first movie by Director Wes Anderson. He takes and all star cast and gives most of them small parts. Yet they all work wonderfully together. Bill Murray as a worried father when his daughter turns up missing is priceless. The script is great and the cast is equally great. A really unique movie that's also very funny.

Nov 10, 2013
  • Frank60 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very strange movie with a few interesting features and plot devices. If you have time to see a movie, try something else, unless you really like weird.

Sep 20, 2013
  • gpotter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very quirky. It was odd but I enjoyed it. The acting was very good especially the kids.

Jun 30, 2013
  • JoannaWright rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely gorgeous, and a story wonderfully told. I've had a very mixed bag of reactions to Wes Anderson's films, but this one was pure pleasure.

May 06, 2013
  • Barbara5060 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a movie that took its time revealing the characters, their motivations, their conflicts, their struggles. I loved the main characters, being a nerdy kind of girl myself, and having been raised in a small town in the midwest. I laughed over the small town characters who were SO out of their depth. I loved the compassion that develops. I admire the kindness dramatized. Let's have more Kindness!

May 04, 2013
  • a_esquimaux rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really need to give this movie a second (and third, and fourth, etc.) viewing to give it a proper score, as all Wes Anderson movies slowly reveal themselves to you through time (The Life Aquatic went from a “meh” to one of my fifteen favorite movies of all time in the span of about 3-4 years), but what was clear upon first viewing is that this is one of the most accurate and true depictions of budding-adolescence/not-quite-yet-young-adulthood I’ve ever seen on the screen. The line I keep coming back to is, by Sam to Suzy “I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about” in reference to Suzy saying she always wished she was an orphan, like her favorite characters, as their lives are “more special.” Sam and especially Suzy are entering that age where they have to realize their idealized romanticizing of the world isn’t all that relevant or helpful anymore, and even sometimes hurtful and damaging in this new “adult” world they find themselves inevitably hurtling toward, and yet they have to learn to not wholesale discard those parts of themselves, lest they lose themselves wholesale, and instead have to let them remain, but evolve with context and experience. If you forget that part of yourself you become a hardened cynic who will never quite be able to enjoy the tender sweetness’ of life, always looking for the fallout instead of appreciating the apex and the rise to it, and if you let those parts remain but do not constantly attempt to understand and grow them, shape them to fit the new world that reveals itself to you every day, you will become just another childhood trinket unable to connect with your peers, unable to love in the ways we need to be loved as we age, instead choosing to live in the safe bubble of nostalgia and infantilism. It’s a delicate thing us young humans have to do, it’s called “growing up”, and it’s so, so hard to capture on film, and yet, Wes Anderson does, of course.

Apr 27, 2013
  • stse88 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kind of odd, kind of kooky, but very entertaining movie that only Wes Anderson can write and direct. If you like his other movies, you will like this one.

Apr 25, 2013
  • AA789 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great movie! Loved it!

I liked the stylized charm of this film. It is a couple of steps further removed from reality from the Royal Tenanbaum's or The Life Aquatic. It has more the quality of a fable. If you are a Wes Anderson fan, you will enjoy all the background details that are packed into his settings.

However, I thought that the childhood romance at the centre of the story lacked heart and emotional heft. I think the problem was with the character of Suzy, who is very much a younger version of Margo Tenabaum in the Royal Tenanbaums. She's emotioinally cold, spoiled, neurotic and angry at the world. I found her an unsympathetic heroine.

A little strange, quirky. Had greater expectations of it due to its high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Big name cast in bit parts. I don't believe kids under 10 would like it too much...1 scene perhaps not suitable for them anyway. Perhaps better enjoyed by adults who would be more inclined to romanticize the childhood rites of passage. My family agreed that it was in the vein of Stand By Me and Royal Tannenbaum's. I loved the former; wasn't moved by the latter.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Walt Bishop (to Scout Master Randy Ward of the Khaki Scouts): "Hold it RIGHT THERE! You're not leaving this island! Our daughter has been abducted by one of these beige lunatics!"

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Dec 12, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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