Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) -2012

This is the best movie of 2012 so far.  The sets and cinematography are flawless.  The story takes place in 1965 on an unpaved island on the east coast.  The stars of the movie are two misfits: the girl with the binoculars (Kara Hayward) and the artistic khaki scout (Jared Gilman).  Neither has any friends but they chance upon each other at a school play and then plot their escape.  The stars have an excellent group of supporting actors that include Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban.  The musical score for the movie is an interesting combination of classical and folk pieces.  This is feel-good movie with lessons for all.  Stay until the end of the credits. [JAM 6/24/2012]