I’ll start right off by saying I haven’t liked Wes Anderson‘s movies, but I did enjoy Moonrise Kingdom. While it has all the stylistic hallmarks of Anderson’s earlier movies, most of which I find grating and somewhat precious, Moonrise Kingdom has a charming story with enough likable characters that even I enjoyed it.

I wrote the two sentences above in August 2012, not coincidentally when the school year started. There is a correlation between the start of classes and my complete distraction from finishing the review!

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Planetary Scientist and Asst. Professor of Physics at University of Central Florida; Movie Buff; Trekkie; Jethro Tull fanatic; part-time actor, piano player, writer; and full-time husband and father.

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