SUMO - Moonrise Kingdom
It's gonna be cute and moving. Because it's Wes Anderson. The fam will enjoy this one.
Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012
Time: 8:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Location: Weitz Cinema
Sponsored by: Student Union Movie Organization
Contact: Janie Wong, x4581
Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, and starring an ensemble cast.
The film premiered on May 16, 2012, at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it screened in competition. It was released in French theatres the same day. The American limited release occurred on May 25, and set a new record for the best per-theater-average for a non-animated movie by grossing an average of $130,752 in four theaters.
Moonrise Kingdom received highly positive reviews from film critics. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 94% of 174 critics have given the film a positive review, holding an average score of 8.1/10 (98% amongst top critics). Review aggregate Metacritic has given the film a weighted score of 84, based on 43 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim".
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film 4 stars out of 5, calling it "another sprightly confection of oddities, attractively eccentric, witty and strangely clothed." Christopher Orr of The Atlantic wrote that Moonrise Kingdom "captures the texture of childhood summers, the sense of having a limited amount of time in which to do unlimited things" and is "Anderson's best live-action feature" because "it takes as its primary subject matter odd, precocious children, rather than the damaged and dissatisfied adults they will one day become." Kristen M. Jones of Film Comment wrote that the film "has a spontaneity and yearning that lend an easy comic rhythm," but it also has a "rapt quality, as if we are viewing the events through Suzy's binoculars or reading the story under the covers by a flashlight."