Post-viewing comments on Moonrise Kingdom

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.

4 Responses to “Post-viewing comments on Moonrise Kingdom”

  1. Gretchen Says:

    Dang!! I wish I could’ve gone with you. We’ll have to compare notes later…

  2. I definitely want to see this!

    xo Jennifer


  3. jackie Says:

    the worst movie I have ever seen. Watching 2 10 year olds feel each other up is designed to amuse the perverted hollywood crowd not the general public. These over paid actors should return the money they earned to pay off the national debt. I wish I could demand a refund. This was certainly an example of the dumbing down of american movies.

    • Liana Says:

      Jackie, I hear where you’re coming from. When those two rounded the bases, even though it was a short scene, I felt uncomfortable — they’re too young! I wrestled with the reality of what being that age can be like and my discomfort. Either way I enjoyed the Wes Anderson flair, but definitely one of my least favorites of his overall. Thanks for commenting:)

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