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PG, 94 minutes
Tilda Swinton; Edward Norton; Bruce Willis; Frances McDormand; Billy Murray
Suzy and Sam (Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman) are about 12. They meet, write each other letters, and plot a secret summer getaway to a remote part of their fictitious New England island – New Penzance. To be together, she flees her trio of younger brothers and her dour father and mother (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand). He sneaks away from his scouting program. What ensues is a search party comprising her parents, his suddenly hapless scoutmaster (Edward Norton), the local sheriff (Bruce Willis), and about half a dozen scouts, who think Sam was mildly exasperating but discover his back story and pity him. The adult stuff here among Murray, McDormand, and Willis feels simple but private and true in the way a child can think he knows adult feelings but mistakes their depth.