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Rated PG-13 · 93 min. · 2012


The action of Wes Anderson's seventh movie includes a Boy Scouts-like group of kids, one of whom (Sam, played by Jared Gilman) runs away from camp to be with Suzy (Kara Hayward), who has fled her home. Sam's an orphan disliked by his peers, Suzy a "very troubled child." They're wayward kids, but always safe: Anderson seals them into his well-haberdashed container of nostalgia and pronounced detail in which a crisis does not give us anxiety about the outcome, but just represents the idea of crisis. That's Anderson's game, and he's entitled to it, not to mention very good at it.

See our full review: A benign, cozy world in Wes Anderson's <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i>

A benign, cozy world in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

Anderson makes us long to be in the shoes of these characters by sealing his universe into a well-haberdashed container of nostalgia. »

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Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Producer: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Scott Rudin and Jeremy Dawson
Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand, Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.


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