Moonrise Kingdom


United States 2012, 94 mins
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

Indie poster-boy Wes Anderson (RUSHMORE, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) returns to live-action filmmaking three years after FANTASTIC MR FOX and brings some old friends along for the ride, starting with longtime co-writer Roman Coppola (THE DARJEELING LIMITED).

Set in the 1960s, MOONRISE KINGDOM follows 12-year-olds Sam and Suzy (Gilman and Hayward), who flee their cosy New England coastal town in an impulsive gesture of pre-teen romance. Suzy's panic-stricken mother (McDormand, BURN AFTER READING) and seemingly unflustered father (Murray) toothcomb the region for their absent offspring with help from Sam's Scout leader (Ed Norton) and the local sheriff (Willis). Meanwhile, a ferocious storm is gathering offshore and threatening to turn this quaint island community inside out.