Two twelve-year old runaways escape their seemingly bucolic upbringings as a violent storm approaches. In their pursuit come a motley crew of adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) who hope to find them before the storm strikes.
Why’d we pick it? Anderson’s depiction of these two young lovers – who don’t really talk or inter-relate in the traditional love story way – and the morally corrupted adults around them is tender, charming and touching. “In short, it’s an emotional, sensual, and intellectual feast, one of the most extraordinary cinematic experiences since—well, since Wes Anderson’s . . . “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker).