I’ve been meaning to see “Ted,” but I’ve never even heard of “Moonrise Kingdom.” I MUST see THAT!
On the surface, the new movies Moonrise Kingdom and Ted are quite different. Moonrise is a sweet, tender, and heartbreaking film directed by indie darling Wes Anderson, starring two unknown child actors, Jared Gillman and Kara Hayward. Ted is a schlock comedy, the brainchild of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. On Saturday, I saw both movies, a high-low double feature as much about entertainment as about beating the heat with air conditioning. As it turns out, the movies have at least 10 things in common.
10. Fantasy:Ted and Moonrise are both fairy tales. In the former, a teddy bear comes to life. In the latter, a pre-teen knight rescues his princess from her captors (parents). While both films have aspects of realism, in their worlds, anything is possible.
9. Loveable Losers. The hero of Moonrise Kingdom is Sam Shakufsy, a twelve-year-old orphan…
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