"Moonrise Kingdom"

Nominated For: Best Screenplay (Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola)

What's It About? Two star-crossed tweens (Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman) run away in the name of love, while their New England town bands together to try and find them.

Why You Should See It: Wes Anderson's ode to young love plays to his sense of impossible whimsy. Featuring some old friends -- Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman -- and new faces, "Moonrise Kingdom" is everything you could ever want out of an Anderson flick (amazing soundtrack, styled to a twee) while also managing to do the impossible: tell a realistic story of what it's like to be a kid in love.

It's Kind of Like: The aesthetic of "The Royal Tenenbaums" meets the adolescent romance of "Blue Lagoon"

How You Should See It: "Moonrise Kingdom" is available on DVD/Blu-Ray.
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Moonrise Kingdom
PG-132012
Based on 43 critics

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