OUR PICK OF THE WEEK’S ENTERTAINMENT
Moonrise Kingdom (12A)
It’s 1965 in a small coastal town in New England and the place is shaken up when two 12-year-olds run away together. Sam, a boy scout, and Suzy, two clever but unpopular kids are in love and their disappearance sparks a major manhunt and creates a storm within the community. The great cast (Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel) and playful story make it a winner.
Yes, it’s a great big bag of cheese, and no we probably won’t win. But let’s get behind 76-year-old Engelbert and his really not-so-bad romantic waltz Love Will Set You Free.
His moves on the night have been choreographed by ex-Strictly judge Arlene Phillips so the fancy footwork is down to her. Currently at 10 to 1 with the bookies he’s got a respectable chance of winning. So come on the Hump!
This Is How It Ends by Kathleen MacMahon (£12.99, Sphere)
It was one of the biggest publishing deals of last year (£600,000 for a two-book deal) and having read it, we can now see why. Kathleen MacMahon has written a beautiful love story for our times. It’s about Bruno, a 50-year-old American who has just lost his job at Lehman Brothers. He moves to Ireland to escape the financial crisis and trace his roots. There he meets Addie, an out-of-work Irish architect who is twelve years his junior.
A warm, whimsical, wonderful must-read.