Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two twelve-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking
Scouting Out a Paradise: Books, Music and No Adults
Wes Anderson’s new film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” is a self-consciously once-upon-a-time tale of two romantic 12-year-olds who create their own paradise by running away.