Moonrise Kingdom. 2012. USA. Directed by Wes Anderson. Screenplay by Anderson, Roman Coppola. With Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray. 35mm. 94 min.
At heart, Anderson’s seventh film is a tender story of young love and determination. In a fictional but oh-so-familiar scout camp on the equally fictional island of New Penzance, 12-year-old Sam and Suzy kindle the first flames of passion and run away together. An Andersonian cavalcade of characters chases them with zeal. Will first love win?