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The Kings of Summer (2013)

The Kings of Summer

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

May 31, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

93 min.

Studio

CBS Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Producer

Tyler Davidson, John Hodges, Peter Saraf

Screenwriter

Chris Galletta

Starring

Story


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 the fact that family - whether it is the one you're born into or the one you create - is something you can't run away from.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..The best way to enjoy "The Kings of Summer" is to view it as a likable comic fantasy dreamed up by filmmakers who are close enough to adolescence to infuse their ramshackle story with a youthful, carefree whimsy..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..fourteen is a tricky age to convey, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and writer Chris Galletta nail it, with wonderful absurdist humor..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..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..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]