Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, and starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, and introducing Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. Largely set on the fictional island of New Penzance somewhere off the coast of New England, it tells the story of an orphan boy (Gilman) who escapes from a scouting camp to unite with his pen pal and love interest, a girl with aggressive tendencies (Hayward). Feeling alienated from their guardians and shunned by their peers, the lovers abscond to an isolated beach. Meanwhile, the island's police captain (Willis) organizes a search party of scouts and family members to locate the runaways.
On the New England island of New Penzance, 12-year-old orphan Sam Shakusky attends Camp Ivanhoe, a Khaki Scout summer camp led by Scout Master Randy Ward. Suzy Bishop, also 12, lives on the island with her parents Walt and Laura, both lawyers, and her three younger brothers in a house called Summer's End.
|Roman Coppola Wes Anderson
|bind change of heart church electroconvulsive therapy electroshock therapy first kiss foster parents learn legal guardian lightning morning new england noye\'s fludde on the beach paint patrol car pen pal pen pals police captain run away scout leader scout master search party set up social services wedding ceremony wood island
|Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
|Jeremy Dawson Scott Rudin Steven Rales
|American Empirical Pictures Indian Paintbrush
|independent romantic comedy