July 2, 2012
We saw a 9:30 pm showing of Moonrise Kingdom on Friday after much anticipation. I hesitate to tell you that we didn’t love it, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles, my friends! We wanted to love it, because as Wes Anderson fans we so enjoy his quirky worlds. This one didn’t capture us completely.
We did enjoy that the sets were specifically styled and the actors delivered the dialogue just so.
The plot focused on the runaway adventure of a 12-year-old boy & girl on a fictitious New England island. It’s partly first love that compels them to be together, and partly their less-than-happy home lives.
The funny moments and fantastical scenes were the highlights of this film. My favorite performance was from Jason Schwartzman.
Go see it for yourselves! I swear this is the only ‘eh’ review I’ve heard of so far! Everyone else seems to have been charmed by this film.
May 3, 2012
Wes Anderson’s latest film should be out in theaters very soon. Some of his movies are among my favorites, like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Something about the studied sets, highly specific characters, quirkiness and deadpan humor just charm me. Naturally, I’m excited for his next endeavor and happy to be seeing Mr. Bill Murray once again!