Monday, January 13, 2014

Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom


We picked up some movies at the library on Saturday and had a lovely little moviefest in our jammies, with a bottle of wine and some munchies.

Moonrise Kingdom is . . . ummmmm . . . unusual.  I felt like Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray felt they needed to get outside their comfort zones and do something VERY different.  The characters were silly and yet realistic in an odd sort of way.  Can you tell I'm having trouble figuring out how to tell you what I loved about this movie?

Quirky?  Yes.

Anyway it is the story of two tweens who meet, fall in love, write back and forth, and finally decide to run away together.  And believe it or not this movie won some awards and was nominated for an Oscar for best writing and original screenplay.

Original?  Oh, yes.

This is definitely a fun movie for a quiet evening.  Do not expect any CGI or graphic anything.  Expect a good story told well.