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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Bruce Willis
Tilda Swinton
Bill Murray
Edward Norton
Jared Gilman
Kara Hayward
Frances McDormand
Harvey Keitel
Bob Balaban
Directors
Wes Anderson
Screenwriters
Wes Anderson
Roman Coppola
Running Time
94 minutes

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The Lost Boy Scout


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Moonrise Kingdom

Plot
1965, New England. Scout Master Ward (Norton) wakes to find his peaceful camp thrown into chaos by the disappearance of eccentric Khaki Scout Sam (Gilman). Teaming with lovelorn local sheriff Captain Sharp (Willis), Ward discovers the youngster may have absconded with Suzy (Hayward), daughter of world-weary lawyers Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (Murray and McDormand).


Verdict
As funny, bittersweet and as distinct as you’d expect from Wes Anderson, a director who helps you know you are not alone. Terrific performances from sprogs to stars and a lovely sense of the sorrow and joy of growing up.


Reviewed by Nev Pierce

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