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True love wins out in “Moonrise Kingdom”

January 4, 2013
By Tom LaVille , Times-Republican

I have to admit that this movie left me with mixed feelings. Wes Anderson is a unique director whose touch can be seen in all of this films. Some of Anderson's films include "Bottle Rocket," "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and about half a dozen more. This is the reason that I am at a divided point with this film: I have seen three of Anderson's films and basically feel the same way about them as I did about "Moonrise Kingdom." They are all equally unusual, quirky, bizarre, sweet and at times too strange to even comprehend. In order to gain a little insight I have discussed this film with a few of my friends who have seen it. They all seemed to like it - and like it a lot. It has been nominated for many independent film awards and even won a few. I think it is the type of film that other independent film producers like to see.



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