Today's DVD Trailer: Moonrise Kingdom Charms Its Way onto DVD and Blu-Ray
10.17.12 by Ryan
Throughout the majority of director Wes Anderson's work is an underlying theme of innocence or the impact of one's childhood on adulthood. From his 1996 debut Bottle Rocket, which followed three, seemingly harmless young men who ineptly try to become thieves, to his 1998 sophomore feature Rushmore, which followed a 15-year-old's attempt to win the love of his schoolteacher.
Anderson's latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom, which arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray today, follows two twelve-year-old kids Sam (Jared Gilman and Suzy (Kara Hayward) who fall in love and run away together, setting off a panic in their small New England town.
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Moonrise Kingdom features a top ensemble cast that includes Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bruce Willis, but the movie truly belongs to its two young stars, who pull off their characters' precociousness and wide-eyed worldview with effortless precision. While there are plenty of new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, we doubt that anyone won't be charmed by Anderson's foray into the 1960s, anchored by an irresistible performance by Gilman as the Khaki Scout Sam.