Moonrise Kingdom

2012 Comedy

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson teams with screenwriter Roman Coppola for this period comedy drama set in the 1960s, and following a pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) from an island off the New England coast as they head for the hills and throw their small town into a frenzy. Bruce Willis co-stars alongside Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand.

Director: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis,Edward Norton


  • The formality of Moonrise Kingdom - the orderly structure and dreamlike perfection of it all - is as poetic as any film I've seen this year.

    Amy Biancolli - The San Francisco Chronicle

    26 April 2013

  • Moonrise Kingdom is Anderson's seventh movie, and it's the first since "Rushmore" that works from the opening shot to the final image.

    Wesley Morris - The Boston Globe

    26 April 2013

  • Here the writer-director's tendency toward the allegorical casts a magical spell with Anderson finding a near perfect balance between the humanism and the surreal that imprints all of his work.

    Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times

    26 April 2013

  • Beguiling and endearing.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    26 April 2013

  • The top-tier cast, including Tilda Swinton as a character called Social Services, may be star overload, but each actor performs small miracles.

    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

    26 April 2013


  • Movie of the Year

    AFI Awards (2013)

  • Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

    Academy Awards (2013)

  • Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical

    American Cinema Editors (2013)

  • Best Film

    Austin Film Critics Association (2012)

  • Best Original Screenplay

    BAFTA Awards (2013)