In 1965, an orphaned boy scout and his new-found girlfriend (Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward) run away from home, which prompts a search. This will no doubt satisfy die-hard fans of Wes Anderson who has made another dollhouse of a movie, one that offers meticulously designed scenes that mirror Anderson’s sepia-toned artistic vision and fondness for nostalgia. As always, themes of childhood and the relationship between generations are explored – often with predictable results. Still enjoyable, especially thanks to the cast, and the director’s unwavering sympathy for his young characters.
2012-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Wes Anderson. Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola. Music: Alexandre Desplat. Cast: Bruce Willis (Sharp), Edward Norton (Randy Ward), Bill Murray (Walt Bishop), Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman… Bob Balaban, Harvey Keitel.