Moonrise Kingdom parents guide

Moonrise Kingdom

Overall C-

When Suzy and Sam (Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman) run away together, the whole town becomes involved in the search to find the adolescent lovers.

Release date May 25, 2012

Violence B-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C-

Why is Moonrise Kingdom rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Moonrise Kingdom PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.

Run Time: 93 minutes

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Moonrise Kingdom
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Moonrise Kingdom rated PG-13? Moonrise Kingdom is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content and smoking.

Violence: Young boys and a girl get into a fight, during the scuffle a boy is stabbed with a pair of scissors in his side, we see a bloody injury and later are told he may have kidney damage. A dog is shot with an arrow (we see the dog’s body with the arrow sticking out—the dog appears fake). During a quick montage scene we see other mild violence, including school-aged children fighting with each other. Many scenes depict characters, both young and old, arguing with one another. A boy uses fishhooks to pierce a girl’s ears—no details are seen. Children contemplate jumping from a high tower.

Sexual Content: A 12 year-old boy and girl set up a camp together. They undress down to their underwear and go swimming. Afterward they are seen, while still in their underwear, dancing on the beach and briefly French kissing. The boy briefly fondles the girl’s breast after she implies he has an erection and suggests that he may touch her chest. They go to bed in a tent and we see them together, still in underwear, the next morning. No other sexual activity is implied. In an earlier scene a watercolor painting is seen of a young girl with an exposed breast.

Language: Infrequent sexual references, mild profanities, terms of deity and name-calling are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: A young boy is briefly seen smoking a pipe. Other adults smoke and drink socially. An adult offers a young boy a small amount of beer.

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Moonrise Kingdom
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Language May Offend. Tobacco Use/Promotion
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Moonrise Kingdom"

Cast and Crew

Moonrise Kingdom is directed by Wes Anderson and stars Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Moonrise Kingdom movie is October 16, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Moonrise Kingdom

Release Date: 16 October 2012

Moonrise Kingdom releases to home video (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- A look inside Moonrise Kingdom

- Welcome to the Island of New Penzance: Bob Balaban narrates a series of guided tours from the locations of Moonrise Kingdom featuring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Wes Anderson

- Set Tour with Bill Murray: Bill Murray personally takes viewers on a tour of the Moonrise Kingdom sets.

Related home video titles:

You may want to check out the slightly more family friendly Fantastic Mr. Fox also directed by Wes Anderson. The pair of first time actors in this film is supported by some well-accomplished thespians. Look for Bill Murray (City of Ember, Groundhog Day), Bruce Willis (Surrogates, 16 Blocks), Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk, The Illusionist) and Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).

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