5 out of 5
I finally got my hands on this film! Wes Anderson is baaack… and still as quirky as ever. Sets in a small island called New Penzance in 1965, this film tells a story about Suzy and Sam, two children who fall in love with each other and decide to runaway together. Their disappearance causes the adults plus a troop of boy scouts to look for them. The two lovebirds have been facing hardships in their lives. Sam is an orphan who is kicked out of his foster home, and Suzy feels lonely in a house where her parents do not talk with each other and her three younger brothers constantly bother her. Yes, it seems like these two children overdramatised their lives and thinking that nobody wants them. The boy scout troop who were mean to the lovebirds soon realised that they have make a mistake and decide to make amends on behalf of friendship, by helping Sam and Suzy to runaway for the second time. In a way this film shows that sometimes it is the children who can make the right decision… kind of. As usual the humour in Anderson’s film is very subtle and cynical, it is more aimed toward smirking rather than bursting out with laughter. But so far Anderson has given his audience an eccentric comedy with well-written dialogues again.