Ah young love. It can seemingly overcome all obstacles. In the case of Sam and Suzy, their undying love survives an overzealous scout posse, lightening strikes, and a once in lifetime Noreaster that topples churches. Fortunately for Suzy, Sam is handy in the wilderness. Fortunately for Sam, Suzy has quite a temper. Together they become something more than their individual parts. Although Moonrise Kingdom includes a dream cast it’s the kids that give this film it’s heartbeat. Even at their ripe age they seem to have it together while all the adults around them tend to act more like children. It’s all a bit odd but this is a Wes Anderson world and we should know what we’re getting into. Dialogue is spoken in a rhythm that emphasizes thoughtfulness and timing. Art direction is so unbelievably eye-catching it’s like having another character in the film. You can’t wait to see how the next scene is framed. This is as quirky a “love” story as you may ever see, and it clearly isn’t for everyone. But if you’re a fan of Wes Anderson’s previous films you’re in for a treat.


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