• Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom

Release Date: May 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bob Balaban

Director: Wes Anderson

Genres: Romance , Comedy drama

Production Co: American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Mother, Love, Witty, Father, 1960s, Pursuit, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe 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. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The usual complaints and caveats about Anderson - he's precious, his characters have no grounding in the real world - can be made about Moonrise Kingdom, but so what? This is his seventh feature, he has been working with a gang of collaborators in front of the camera and behind, and his worldview gets richer, and more revealing, even as the view from his lens gets smaller, closer, almost two-dimensional in its oddball tableaux. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Beguiling and endearing. show more

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Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical