The Kings of Summer (2013)
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Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends - Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) - who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents' rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate
May 31, 2013 Limited
CBS Films - Official Site
Toy's House, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' debut feature, is a full-on fairy tale, and one that could win plenty of friends with its absurdist, caustically funny take on adolescent agitation.
While plot-wise it's a little slender, not to mention heavy on studied eccentricities, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' debut feature also has a generous share of rewards.
Working with Chris Galletta's disarming, quirky and often very funny script, Jordan Vogt-Roberts creates a coming-of-age tale which, while occasionally whimsically veering off into the land of twee, nevertheless mostly feels bracingly fresh.
A sweet (but still funny) coming-of-age tale with its heart firmly in the right place.
This tonally buoyant coming-of-age film works as both an off-kilter comedy and a potent drama.
The Kings of Summer features some snazzy effects and an alt-rock soundtrack including some not overused slow-motion photography to illustrate Joe's murderous dream and several neat montages.
Toy's House is what Moonrise Kingdom might have been like if the director's played-out style and monotone quirkiness had not interfered with its similar tale.
An unforgettable coming-of-age comedy that's sweet, witty, and brings back the joys of being young and full of life.
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