Rob Boylan/OrlandoWeekly wrote:Moonrise Kingdom, presents a simple story: A boy and a girl, Sam and Suzy (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward), both young, both outcasts who are occasionally prone to violent outbursts, fall in love. The pair, feeling their home lives caving in on them, decide to run away to make that love work within the little bit of space they can carve out together before parents (Frances McDormand and an absolutely show-stealing Bill Murray), troopmasters (Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel) and Johnny Law (Bruce Willis) can catch up and tell them they're too young.
Julian Roman wrote:The romance between Suzy and Sam may be the best relationship we see on film this year. The pair are true misfits. Sam's an orphan struggling to find a place in the world. Suzy, prone to fits of violence, knows she's a burden and trouble to those who love her. Together they embark on a journey that proves how well they actually fit together. Beyond their burgeoning sexuality and adolescent exploration, they talk to each other and find solace...
...The honest repoire strengthens their bond and reinforces their 'us against the world' feelings. Teenagers are usually filmed as troubled, but rarely shown as being sophisticated and complex. Anderson's Suzy and Sam are unique in that regard
This film is directed by Wes Anderson [Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic..] so expect it to be very 'quirky' and low key.
At 13 years old, the lead actress Kara Hayward isn't really a stunning beauty, but she holds an odd attraction as she wavers on the cusp of adulthood. An interview: http://www.luckymag.com/blogs/luckyrigh ... ra-Hayward
LOVE those Buster Brown Saddle Shoes!! (Not to mention the knee-high socks..)
It was supposed to be released in May, but I never saw it play in the corner of the US I hide out in...
Lotsa links [mostly foreign] in the ed2k stream, but this looks like it's worth waiting for a legit release.