Moonrise Kingdom

True love will set you free.

Well, as long you’re fast enough to stay one step ahead of the posse, that is.

A pair of gob-smacked young’uns flee their “repressive” lives, setting off a whimsical chase as their parents, Scoutmasters, and the authorities try and stop them from becoming a ’60s version of Romeo and Juliet.

Writer/director Wes Anderson is different things to different people.

For some, his twee films are like fingernails on a chalkboard. For others, like me, they’re manna falling on an often-blighted movie landscape.

I get the antipathy, but I refuse to wallow in it.

 

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