Moonrise Kingdom ★★★★★

A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).

The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty. It also reminded me a great deal of Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I'm a huge fan of (Wes Anderson's film prior to this one).

It's a simple story of unrequited love, and the pressures and rules that parents place on children, when in reality they are just as immature and irresponsible as their offspring.

A great watch, and one of the best films of 2012.

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