Sunday, May 27, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom: A Love Story

It seems lazy to sum up this Wes Anderson film as eccentric, droll and quirky. But what else would you say about a girl with cornflower blue eyeshadow trekking through the woods in a mini-skirt, carrying a yellow suitcase. And then there's her companion, a boy in a coonskin hat and a pearl and gold pin affixed to his Khaki Scout uniform?

Yeah! Quirky.

Moonrise Kingdom, however is more than that. A contemporary Hansel & Gretel story, maybe?
A verdant island painting come to life?
A charming tale of young love.

All of the above and more.

MK won't be a summer blockbuster. We have MIB3 and Superman for that. It's a movie for those who eschew special effects and seek special affects.

And the cast!! Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Mill Murray and Tilda Swinton join our 12 year olds, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman.

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