I was really torn about this movie. On the one hand, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand in one movie? Awesome! On the other hand, it’s a Wes Anderson movie, and I’m not really crazy about his ‘hey, look at me, I’m so quirky, off-beat and left-of-center’ style of filmmaking. But it seems to work out okay here, maybe because the story is set in the 60’s, instead of the present day, the quirkiness doesn’t grate so much. And Norton is hilarious (“Jiminy cricket! He flew the coop.”)
Plot synopsis from Hollywood Reporter:
Moonrise Kingdom, which Anderson co-wrote with Roman Coppola, follows two kids (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who are deeply in love, and run away to be together. That leaves their parents (Murray and McDormand), the scout leader (Norton) and the local sheriff (Willis) in a panic, albeit a quirky one, as they try to find the star-crossed lovers.
Poster and photos from filmequals.com: