Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

DVD - 2012 | Widescreen ed
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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Focus Features : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2012
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC M
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 34 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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KCLSJessicaH Jan 14, 2018

"Most of my style inspiration comes from movies. Wes Anderson uses the best Pantone color palette and wardrobe in all of his films and I would love to dress like a character from Moonrise Kingdom. Or perhaps Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic."

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island... Read More »

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Megan_PNW May 30, 2017

Sweet, charming and yes, a little oddly awkward, this quiet movie is a great watch for fans of the TV show A Series of Unfortunate Events.


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BAE322
Sep 11, 2020

Frankly don't know what the fuss is about. I did like Frances McDormand's performance though.

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RomaY
Mar 26, 2020

The other great movie by Wes Anderson and my favorite as well. If you are a fan of symmetry, the picture will sweep you away. Just enjoy the retro style of the image and the familiar candy-colored. Also, be prepared to be excited about the typical twisted sense of humor. Even "characters's emotionless" have a sense and it is very honest.

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ericbrown601
Jun 06, 2019

Wes Anderson at his best! A great coming-of-age love story with
a cute Romeo & Juliet vibe to it!

Great performances all around!

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Pen__
Jul 30, 2018

Excellent
A tounge in cheek, comic book style love story
Other themes explored: adultry, marriage, stereotypes, bullies, community, violence, nature, foster care system, parental examples (illness like rage and depression) which get passed to children

Two teen out casts, artistic, violent tempers, self assured, genuine... fall in love. Products of their personalities, environments and others around them.

The entire island community gets involved. They had a plan to return in ten days, even left notes, but the parents and community unnecessarily turns it into a huge emergency situation...

The bullies that caused the boy to run away from camp (life) turn into his friends during the adventure. Adults learn to value and respect the kids during the journey. Foster care system let the intelligent / artistic boy down... he gets adopted by the police man of the island.

Well acted, well written, well directed... beautiful camera work, fun, sad, relatable on many levels... life, love, pain, death, growth, acceptance, open minded

Great Fun.
Awesome soundtrack
Cried at the end!

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Courier2003
May 05, 2018

Quite the spoof with well know actors. Not what I expected from them. A bit corny. Found this on dashboard.

LPL_KevinC Mar 20, 2018

Each time I watch Moonrise Kingdom I come out with a different opinion of it. This time it happens to be negative. A lot of MK feels like a well crafted parody of a Wes Anderson movie. It has enough cutesy charm to keep me entertained, but the reliance on two young, inexperienced actors in the lead roles definitely backfires for me. Anderson’s had success with casting youngsters that steal viewer’s hearts in his other movies (and even this one), but unfortunately Sam and Suzy don’t cut the mustard. Stick with it for the color palette, and delightfully hammy performances from Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, and Frances McDormand, but don’t expect to get much more from it besides the jack hammered message that adults are children and children are adults. That being said, I’ll still probably watch it whenever it’s convenient and I have nothing better to do.

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wodebaobei38
Jul 25, 2017

....where white is black and black is white, where the adult is the child and the child is the adult. Now where oh where have I seen this before?

Megan_PNW May 30, 2017

Sweet, charming and yes, a little oddly awkward, this quiet movie is a great watch for fans of the TV show A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Charlie68
Feb 23, 2017

A movie that I would like to live in.

d2013 Jan 26, 2017

Delightful!

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Monolith
Dec 15, 2012

Walt Bishop (to Scout Master Randy Ward of the Khaki Scouts): "Hold it RIGHT THERE! You're not leaving this island! Our daughter has been abducted by one of these beige lunatics!"

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