A surprising little gem!
- Moonrise Kingdom review by MH
When I sent for this film I had no firm Idea what it was about, except that a 12-year-old boy and girl run away into the woods together.
I must be a bit dim, because it took me ages to 'get it' but when I did, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it. Quirky, off-beat, and really funny in a 'delighted grin' kind of way - not laugh out loud. If you notice Bruce Willis is in it playing a cop, don't get the wrong idea. You'll have trouble recognising him - and the subtlety of his acting. Frances McDormand does her usual Coen brothers turn, and indeed, I did wonder for a moment if it had been made by the fabled pair, leaving out their usual violence and gore, but no.
This is not whimsy, but if you're into Rambo or rom-com give it a miss. If you're looking to be thoroughly entertained by something quite out of the ordinary, give it a try.
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