movie: Moonrise Kingdom

Hola! How was the weekend. Good, yes? We had some warm weather, followed by flooding, followed by freezing. Delightful. Actually, the warm weather part was delightful!

The movie for this weekend was Moonrise Kingdom.


Here’s the description from IMDB: “Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down — which might not be such a bad thing.”

This movie was going to go one of two ways. It was either to be boring as crap or super awesome. I thought it was super awesome.

The kids were hilarious. They were so very old school, not the politically correct movie kids that are typical of most of today’s movies. For instance, the child main character smokes a pipe pretty much throughout the story. Many of the children are also seen with various items they should not be in possession of, such as weapons.

The story is very endearing. The love between the kids is so sincere an adorable. And most of the grownups were equally awesome. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and other assorted great actors.

Moonrise Kingdom is colorful and quirky and very entertaining. It gets an A.


2 comments on “movie: Moonrise Kingdom

  1. Laurel says:

    I loved this film! Saw it on a rainy New England day this past summer while on hols. Loved it. Bought it! Watching it again! It’s quirky and different-my fave type of film. It’s got a little Rushmore type style going:)

    • RLDraws says:

      Yes! I think the director of Moonrise wrote Rushmore or directed it or something. I would definitely watch it again.

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