The Kings of Summer Reviews
Weaknesses: I found myself heavily disappointed with the use of Alison Brie (Heather Toy). She's one of the reasons I was intrigued by the movie, and she barely got used. She's a talented actress and deserved at least another scene with her brother after he returned. It's kind of hard to pick out why I feel this way, but it was strange that this felt like a made for TV movie, in a negative way. Though the premise is fine, the script is also kind of weak, as the dialogue struggles in points.
Overall: A good little indie film, led by a cool setup and some strong performances. It doesn't amount to much more than that, which keeps it from being in the upper echelon of recent indie flicks.
Cool characters, OK acting. A plot that works out and a pretty good film in general. It got it's funny moments, and some less funny moments. It's not hillarious, it's not stupid. It's all right. It's got an indie-vibe and some very pretty scenes at times, even if the photography never is the most important thing here. OK film for pretty much all audiences.
6 out of 10 snake skins.
It's Good Start For Summer
Nice try though!
It does try to be fun though. It's got a quirky sense of humour which is genuinely refreshing and funny at times. However, it can spill over into outright cartoon moments.
I'm a little disappointed overall but it's okay. Perhaps just a little overrated.