Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Perfect Summer Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson's movies are often surprise packages filled with unexpected gifts. Rushmore seemed to come out of nowhere with its unusual cast mix of knowns and unknowns. Moonrise Kingdom has an equally impressive cast and it is also maybe one of the most cinematically beautiful movies in a long time where any given frame could be captured and hung on a wall to admire. The story, set in 1965, is about two troubled (Wes Anderson's version of troubled) children who meet and fall in love and run away together.
 The girl, Suzy (Kara Hayward) lives with her oddball  parents and siblings in a magnificent house on an island called Penzance where she surveys the surrounding land and sea through her trusty binoculars and the boy, Sam (Jared Gilman) is an orphan and a Khaki Scout at a local scouting camp called Camp Ivanhoe. It is a completely charming movie filled with  casting delights like Ed Norton as the Khaki Scout Master and Bruce Willis as the local law. Pack a picnic basket and camp out at your local theater to see this one on the big screen! Here's the preview via the miracle of Youtube to entice you!