Now playing at the Wilmette Theater is the 2012 dramatic comedy Moonrise Kingdom starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Bill Murray. This film is centered around two twelve year old kids, Suzy, played by Kara Hayward, and Sam, played by Jared Gilman, who fall in love and become pen pals which leads them to run away together.
Sam, being a khaki scout, guides them through the wilderness all while his troop and their Scout Master Ward, played by Edward Norton, are trying to track them down. The small, calm island of New Penzance, where the film is set, is whipped into a frenzy by the flight of these two youngsters.
Moonrise Kingdom is an easy flowing, captivating film that fills its audience with a feeling of surrealism. It’s a great summer film that really heightens the idea of summer love. Watching Sam and Suzy’s young love blossom and grow releases a euphoric feeling into the theater as these twelve year olds take on more than they know all in the name of love. You’ll find yourself rooting for the child-like fantasy that Suzy and Sam share and disagreeing with the local authorities hunt for these two.
Moonrise Kingdom is rated PG -13 and will be playing at the Wilmette Theater until Thursday, August 16th, 2012. It is a great family film that is entertaining for all ages as it channels a universal feelings that all ages can relate to. This film will enchant you for 94-minutes as you watch Sam and Suzy’s innocent and pure take on love. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.WilmetteTheatre.com/Movies/ or at the door for $6.25 for matinee showings and $8.50 for evening showings. This film will not disappoint and is the perfect movie to wrap up the summer. Let us know what you think of it!