Pete and Brigette Review Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom


Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A magically romantic story of childhood love.

Brigette: Two young social misfits find acceptance in each other.

Any particular reason for choosing this film?

Pete: I’ve wanted to watch it since it was nominated for an Oscar.


Pete & Brigette: Wes Anderson film

What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?

Pete: There are so many posters, but I think this one is totally awesome.

moonrise poster

Brigette: I got a real thrill out of the way the end credits moved like curtains and the font was so charming.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Sam because he knew what he wanted and always had a plan.

Brigette: Captain Sharp because he had a big heart.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: “Social Services” because she was determined to do everything by the book.

Brigette: Walt Bishop because he was the only character with no redeeming value.

How was the casting?

Pete: Just brilliant. I think the younger actors were particularly excellent.

Brigette: Perfection.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: I was fascinated from the opening scene and it became increasingly interesting for me.

Brigette: It was immediately mesmerizing.

Favorite quote:

Pete & Brigette: “I love you but you don’t know what you’re talking about.” – Sam to Suzy

How was the soundtrack?

Pete: Excellent.

Brigette: Well suited. You can listen to it for yourself, we’ve added it to Grooveshark.

Would you watch it again?

Pete: In a heartbeat.

Brigette: I will watch this every time I feel blue in winter.

Have you watched other Wes Anderson films?

Pete: I love most of Wes Anderson’s films, although some of them can leave me feeling flat or empty, this one was uplifting.

Brigette: I’ve seen The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Express which were not even as close to perfection as this film.

How was the ending?

Pete: Perfect.

Brigette: The sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Love knows no boundaries.

Brigette: There is someone out there for everyone.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Anyone who appreciates a good Wes Anderson film, anyone who had a childhood love or anyone who was a boy scout.

Brigette: Anyone who has ever felt alone and misunderstood in this world.

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty)

Mikkeller Lactose IPA

Recipe: Campfire fish


Brigette: All of Sam’s (aka Asher Liftin’s) artwork was great in this film, but this one was my favorite.

moonrise artwork



Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The Bishop house.
moonrise architectural detail

Who was the first person to love the real you, warts and all?

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