Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray/DVD Combo Giveaway

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two twelve-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

So we were offered a chance to host a giveaway for Moonrise Kingdom to our readers and if you're a fan of Edward Norton, Bill Murray or Bruce Willis, you'll want to enter for a chance to win a copy of this movie. Our review for Moonrise Kingdom will be up and posted next week, so be sure to check back here for our thoughts on the movie. 

Both of the main characters in Moonrise Kingdom, Sam and Suzy, are young on the outside, but behave as though they are much older. We'll be sharing with you some other fictional characters who are more like adults than they appear to be.

Manny – Modern Family

Manny Delgado is no typical 12-year-old: He drinks coffee, woos girls in his class with century-old adages, and loves to sit with his Aunt Claire to talk about her problems.  His hobbies are also not those characteristically enjoyed by a young boy, and include fencing and poetry writing. Although Manny’s interests and make him more often than not, a somewhat misunderstood child, his mother is constantly assuring him that he is on his way to becoming a perfect adult.

Ferris Bueller – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off may be referred to as one of the greatest coming of ages films of all time, which is ironic since our main character is already well ahead of others in his age group. Ferris not only looks down on most of his peers as much more juvenile than he is, but also has the street smarts of someone much older and wiser than his 17 years.  In fact, director John Hughs actually cast Matthew Broderick in the title role of the film because was the “only actor he could think of who could pull the role off, calling him clever, smart, and charming.”

Sally -  Charlie Brown/Peanuts

Although Sally is the younger sister of Charlie Brown, at times, it’s her that has to set her older brother straight and get him in check! She is extremely good heart and a good set of ethics, which she uses to give her sibling advice. She is also infatuated with Linus, Charlie Brown’s best friend, refers to him as her “Sweet Baboo” when she finds something that he said particularly intelligent. Sally is also constantly coming up with original little viewpoints and sayings of her own, such as “We’ll always have Minneapolis!”

Vada Sultenfuss - My Girl

With a mother who died when she was a baby, coupled with the fact that her home serves as a funeral parlor, it’s no wonder that Veda acts more grown-up than her eleven years. She is a self-admitted hypochondriac, which has led her to additionally develop a fascination with death. Additionally, Veda is extremely precocious, well read, (in the film, she claims that War and Peace is her ‘fun’ summer read), and is one of the only girls in her class whose best friend is a boy (Macaulay Culkin).

So who is your favorite kid/teen character from a movie or TV show who seems older than they really are?


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