Sunday, 24 June 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I never thought I'd feature Bruce Willis or Edward Norton on my blog, but here goes: Moonrise Kingdom is a combination of big big names and a small small story. And Wes Anderson does it beautifully, blending sugary-sweet scenery, props and music with a dreamy, if not a grown-up, storyline. Based around two twelve year-olds, Sam and Suzy, running away from home/scout-camp, their journey takes them through the forests and fields of the little island of New Penzance and throws them into fights against Scouts, storms and Social Services, in order to prove their love for each other, and for the little beach they call Moonrise Kingdom. It's a humorous, heart-wrenching and overly-pretty film that everyone should see, at least once. If only for the little guy in red (Bob Balaban).

Visit Moonrise Kingdom's website here, or you click here to watch the official trailer.