They say you should never work with children or animals, but Wes Anderson's new flick begs to differ.
Moonrise Kingdom has to be one of the best films to come out of Wes's wacky portfolio, and nine-tenths of the cast are under the age of 13.
Following the love story between two disillusioned 12-year-olds, and featuring a well-meaning but useless scout master (Edward Norton) and a big-arse hurricane, the film takes a slightly different tangent to the usual Wes flick.
The colour schemes are Wes, the scrolling camera angles are Wes, the oddball narrator is Wes, yes, even the beanies are Wes; but seeing the world from the eyes of a child instead of tracksuit-wearing guy having a quarter-life crisis casts a more uplifting light.
There are plenty of idiosyncratic visual gags and slapstick routines (as well as bit-roles by Bill Murray and Frances McDormand, and an obligatorily hilarious cameo by Jason Schwatzmann), which means Moonrise Kingdom will leave you in a really good place.