The Kings of Summer 2013
R | 1h 35min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 19 January 2013 (USA)
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language and some teen drinking
There are few things more frustrating than almost, and The Kings Of Summer is an “almost” kind of movie. Despite a setup which asks us to sympathize with a pair of very self absorbed teens whose biggest problem is that – *gasp!* – their parents are annoying, it still manages to be a reasonably likable movie thanks to random fits of inspired quirkiness and a talented cast. But lost within its folds is a much, much better movie and that wasted potential ultimately serves to overshadow the entire thing.
Despite this, and its ultimately muddled message, The Kings Of Summer has just enough worthwhile individual parts to recommend.
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Writer: Chris Galletta
Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias
Release Date: 19 January 2013 (USA)
Also Known As: Toy’s House
Filming Locations: Cleveland, Ohio, USA