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Summer 2012 Bruce Willis film where a young boy and girl fall in love and run away together causing various town members to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing.

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Why does Bill Murray's character try to chop down the tree?

I've never figured out why Bill Murray's character tries to chop down a tree in Moonrise Kingdom. Is he hoping it will fall on the house? Does he just want to destroy something?
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Why doesn't anything happen to Sam after the lightning hit him?

In "Moonrise Kingdom", why doesn't anything happen to Sam after lightning hits him? The next scene shows that he is covered in black dust but other than that he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
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In Moonrise Kingdom, what is the scene after the chapel a parody of?

In Moonrise Kingdom, the scene after the "chapel" looks very, very familiar - what is it a parody of? Part of the scene is seen in the trailer, from 1:43 to 1:46.
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What happened to the pursuers when the lightning hit?

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, young protagonist Sam is being chased by a band of Khaki Scouts, and they are about to catch him when he stops atop a cairn in "lightning field" and is struck by ...
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Were children subjected to shock therapy in the 1960s, as implied in Moonrise Kingdom?

In "Moonrise Kingdom" a social-services agent implies that an orphan with behavior problems could be subjected to shock therapy (aka electro-convulsive therapy or ECT). Were children really subjected ...
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What is the significance of Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra"?

In the beginning of Moonrise Kingdom the children are listening to Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra". Basically the structure of this musical piece is: All musical ...
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Why is there no Wilson brother in the new Wes Anderson movie?

Wes Anderson's new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, does not include any of the Wilson brothers, i.e.- Luke, Owen or Andrew in the cast. In every previous film a Wilson brother has been cast. In fact Owen ...
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