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Kings of Summer (2013)Kings of Summer (2013)

Kings of Summer (2013)

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.8

movie

United States of America

English

Feel-Good, Funny, Quirky

2013

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Alison Brie, Angela Trimbur, Austin Abrams

93 min

Synopsis

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.

Our Take

8.8
Mark Ficklen

A quirky and lovely coming of age film, the Kings of Summer celebrates the beauty and madness of adolescence and the sheer joy of long summer days. The plot follows three teenage friends, who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. The house soon becomes a microcosm of their relationships with each other and the world at large, prompting conflict and mirroring their own transformations as they grow. Simple yet powerful, the Kings of Summer has a lot to say.

Comments

M
moviesavage

I feel like this movie was a swing and a miss. 6.0 at best

K
Kimberly

What a cute, strange, and funny little film. I enjoyed it!

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