In this offbeat comedy, Willis plays Captain Sharp, the sheriff of a New England island town where the story takes place in 1965. Two twelve-year olds make a pact to run away together and live together for a week in a secret cove they name Moonrise Kingdom. Sheriff Sharp, the girl’s parents, a scout troupe, and a social services rep all hunt for the missing couple. Directed by Wes Anderson.
It seems like a simple story about kids falling in love, but there’s also a more complex story about what’s going on ith the adults…it really addresses big issues, big family stuff. I’m not sure if it’s meant to be taken as seriously as you can read into it, but I took it very seriously.