The show stealer, Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) is an orphan
running from boy scouts and foster parents leaving his scout leader
and guardian sheriff Captain Sharp. Suzy (Kara Hayward) is the only
rebellious daughter and the eldest child of married lawyers (Bill
Murray and Frances McDormand). So what happens when these two
twelve year olds head off for a prosperous and bight future? Yes,
12 year olds!!
So the story of Moonrise Kingdom is easily
recognisable, as most of us have gone through the phase of naïve
blunderings, foolish notions and mindless conflicts in our early
teens. So disobeying the code of conduct set by the world, these
kids are too determined to set themselves free and set a world of
their own in what the island they would like to name ‘Moonrise
Kingdom'. The plot is easily relatable and gives one a convincing
lump of nostalgia.
Each character is crisp, defined and contemporaneous. The adult
group did full justice to their part as the kids undoubtedly stole
the show. Anderson has played wonderfully with the idea of two
socially awkward kids getting together.
If you love Wes Anderson, you'll love Moonrise Kingdom.
The mid 60's make an incredible visual on display. Overall,
watching this quirky-unusual-crazy romance ensures one an
unforgettable and hand drawn cinematic experience.
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Jared Gilman, Jason Schwartzman, Kara Hayward and Tilda Swinton