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Moonrise Kingdom


May 25, 2012

Latest Home Video

Oct 15, 2012

MPAA Rating



Wes Anderson


Jared Gilman
Kara Hayward
Bruce Willis
Bill Murray


2012 Focus Features

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Still shot from the movie: Moonrise Kingdom.

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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.

Content Details

Why Is Moonrise Kingdom Rated PG-13?

Moonrise Kingdom is rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Moonrise Kingdom...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Moonrise Kingdom.

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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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language.
MB PG Language May Offend. Tobacco Use/Promotion
ON PG Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Moonrise Kingdom...

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.

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Libby says: Jul. 02, 2012

Although I enjoyed this film and think that it was full of symbolism for adults on many levels this film is not appropriate for children. The young boy smokes a pipe throughout the movie. The mother of the young girl in the movie is revealed to be having and then ending an affair with the police officer searching for their daughter when the daughter confronts her. The boy is drawing a picture of the young adolescent girl who is dressed only in a bra and underwear. The boy touches her breast and she promises that it will get bigger… It is strange to me that this is not considered abusive to have both of these young actors’ parents and the director allowing and in fact directing them to perform this kind of behavior.

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