Movie Night with Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom took me on the best kind of journey. One that was magical, funny, wild, and romantic. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom is a love story about two adorable, hipster, twelve-year-olds, who run away together into the wilderness.
This story about first-time love in lesser hands could’ve fallen to pieces, but with the masterful auteur Wes Anderson directing and co-writing with his longtime friend Roman Coppola, this is truly the warmest, sweetest, and most sincere Anderson flick since Rushmore.
Moonrise Kingdom is an unfailingly charming deception of naive love and adolescent angst. The highly stylized and recognizable rigid framing with abrupt tracking shots, close ups and cuts is recognizably Anderson. The wonderful costumes and acting only elevates upon itself, creating a dreamily magical movie.
There is something for everyone, a little bit of action, fashion (oh the costumes and makeup!), and comedy- Ed Norton in a boy scout uniform adds to the hilarity!
I cannot rave about this movie enough. Every moment of Moonrise Kingdom felt like a beautiful painting and I didn’t want to miss a second of it. I just couldn’t tear my eyes away. Who wants to see it with me again?