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Moonrise Kingdom


A much more thoughtful and enjoyable serio-comedic effort by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, after the 2007 effort, Rich Stooges, er I mean, The Darjeeling Limited. Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman show up again, plus Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, and two young newcomers as the stars, a pair of 12 year old “lovers.” It’s often hard to know whether to smile, avert one’s gaze or tear up, but the emotional pitch is generally not very intense.

Tags: The longing of youth, escapism, coming of age, but not coming of age, adventure, cynicism, naivete, comedy.

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