Moonrise Kingdom

June 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Posted in 2012 | 1 Comment

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ½

It is rare for me to see a film that I think is essentially perfect but that is what I kept feeling throughout this one.  It is, without a doubt, Wes Anderson’s best film since “The Royal Tenenbaums” and possibly his best, period.  It captures Anderson’s quirky, bizarre humor at its most endearing and effective.  Every scene is so beautifully framed that you want to stop the movie and just look at everything in the background; the mismatched colors of all the scout uniforms, the red plaid flannel inside the tents, the corduroy numbers on the tent doors, the covers of Suzy’s books (created just for the film), the police station, the houses at Summer’s End, the church, Bob Ballaban (god, Bob Ballaban alone is worth the ticket!).  Add to that the soundtrack and the beautiful deadpan acting… it is all so perfect.

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  1. This movie was an absolute delight to watch and experience.


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