Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom 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.
As in Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson is able to express sincere personal connection and compatibility while employing a highly artificial style.
A literate, knowing and sweet-hearted reverie about adolescence, that strange gap between childhood and adulthood. It s beautifully rendered by a filmmaker very much in touch with his inner rebel kid.
Moonrise Kingdom 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.
Cheers for a Cannes director who has infused his technical mastery with radiant life. In the Museum of the World of Wes Anderson, the dolls are dancing.
Its childishness, sense of innocence and eye for fun all make it a very easy film to love.
Terrific work by an enviably talented filmmaker, with a wistful poignance that will stick with you.
If you hate Wes Anderson, this movie won t change your mind, but believers should be enchanted.
It left me bemused instead of moved, but true Andersonites will likely float away in a state of nirvana.
If you love Wes Anderson, you ll love this: The best of what he can do is vibrantly on display.
It s an extraordinary thing, from start to finish.