Monday, April 29, 2013

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
A tormenting and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965.
"Jiminy cricket, he flew the coop!" This is said by Scout Master Ward(Edward Norton) when he comes to the realization that one of his scouts, Sam(Jared Gilman), has run away from the camp. He has left because he has been exchanging letters with another teenage, Suzy(Kara Hayward), and they have made a plan to escape the small island together. This leads to the few members of the island looking for these two teenagers, led by Captain Sharp(Bruce Willis), Suzy's dad Walt Bishop(Bill Murray) and Suzy's mother(Frances McDormand). The rest of the scout troops are also after these two runaways. Sam and Suzy navigate their way around the island and eventually run into the rest of the troop and a small ensues as Sam and Suzy chase them away. The two lovers then go to a little cove on the island and make a camp where they intend to enjoy life for a little while. They are soon caught and forced apart, Suzy back to her parents and Sam with Captain Sharp who is waiting for Social Services to come pick him up since he's an orphan. The other scouts end up helping them both escape and they make it off the island to the scout troop's base, where they pay someone to marry them. A big storm hits the island as they take to running again, only to be cornered in a church where the big finale takes place during a great thunderstorm.
These two characters are absolutely adorable in their puppy love throughout this whole movie. They pretend to act older than they really are and it adds to the humor. These two young actor/actress really steal the movie from the big names in it. All their awkward little romantic gestures and attempts to be adults really show teenage love at its finest. The big names in the movie also perform their roles well as minor characters, adding even more humor to this fairly new movie that a lot of people will overlook.

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