In an interview with Maxim, Schwartzman gives his thoughts on appearing in Moonrise Kingdom:
I would say that it’s an incredibly funny and poignant film about young love, and the dreams that you can have when you’re young. It takes place on an island, and is about a 12-year-old Khaki Scout who meets a 12-year-old girl on the other side of the island, and they fall in love and hatch a plan to run away from their lives; they’re not having good lives at home. It’s also about all the adults—who are in various stages of love falling apart—chasing them. I’ll just say it: It’s a giant adventure-chasing movie centered on 12-year-olds who are in love.