Moonrise Kingdom
Release date
May 25, 2012
94 mins

Moonrise Kingdom is a film by writer/director Wes Anderson. It premiered on May 16, 2012 as the opening film of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was an official entry in the competition. The film was released in regular French cinemas on the same day. The North American limited release was May 25, 2012; its commercial success led to a wide release on June 29, just over a month.


Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom 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. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents.



Critical reception

Moonrise Kingdom opened to near-unanimous acclaim from film critics. Its visual style, humor, and idiosyncrasy were all areas of praise. The film received a weighted average of 84/100 on Metacritic, indicating "universal critical acclaim". It is also "Certified Fresh" on RottenTomatoes, with 94% positive reviews, and 98% among Top Critics.



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Source: W Magazine



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Are You His Girl? Loaded Question


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Making Of Wes Anderson
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Bob Balaban Edward Norton
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Jason Schwartzman Jared Gilman and Kara Heyward
Bill Murray

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