The Xavierpop #Cannes2012 Report – First Reaction to Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom”

The opening film for the 65th Festival de Cannes was Moonrise Kingdom. Below you will find the initial reactions from Cannes. Moonrise Kingdom is directed by Wes Anderson and the film stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward. Moonrise Kingdom will open in limited release on May 25th.

About the Film
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.


Cannes2012 – Reaction To Moonrise Kingdom

Storified by xavierpop · Thu, May 17 2012 13:36:09

#movies #CannesFilmFestival Moonrise Kingdom Kicks off the 65thCannes Film FestivalDerek Zemrak
Cannes eases itself in with the smooth, genteel, jocular Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson at his most romantic and my fave of his #Cannes2012Nick James
"I did not like it," says @xanbrooks about Moonrise Kingdom at Cannes 2012: Shalvey
Bruce Willis and Frances McDormand are simply excellent in Moonrise Kingdom but the air has gone out of the tires of Bill Murray #CannesAnnaleena Piel Linna
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom scores 10 in the sickly cute stakes – but then they go and kill Snoopy, so balance restored! #cannesAnnaleena Piel Linna
Reviews are pouring in for #Cannes festival opener Moonrise Kingdom. 95% via @RottenTomatoes. @TIME: Anderson’s “Best film since Rushmore”Cinecliq
Superbe moonrise kingdom, le meilleur Anderson depuis La vie aquatique.
Moonrise kingdom et Wes Anderson retrouva le talent, la légèreté et le grain de folie de ses meilleurs films #Cannes (pas darjeeling donc)Meriadeck
Thing I totally forgot to mention in review: stay to the end of the Moonrise Kingdom credits. Lovely stuff. #cannesCatherine Bray
Wes Anderon’s "Moonrise Kingdom" just opened Cannes and polarized critics, but reviews on whole are vaguely positive.surita p.