THERE ARE many movies from which to choose this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. However, if you find yourself at home and wanting to just dig in and cozy up to an On Demand option, if you’re fortunate to have one, this is the film pick for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.
It’s enchanting, often hilarious, and an escape from the politics that ails us all.
No matter what’s happened to you or what’s happening in the world, when holidays present themselves we owe it to ourselves to tap the grace of life and be grateful for the simple things, even if somewhere else on the planet things are falling apart.