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The Kings of Summer (2013)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 August 2013 (UK)
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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.

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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. Written by A.J. Porter

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Why live when you can rule.

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Rated R for language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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$58,962 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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$1,290,312 (USA) (19 July 2013)
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Nick Offerman (Joe's father) and Megan Mullally (Patrick's mother) are actually real life husband and wife. See more »

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The snake at the end has round pupils. Apart from the coral snake, all venomous snakes indigenous to the US have "cat's eye" pupils. See more »

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Frank: You're right, it's a classic kidnapping. They took our children and the canned goods and pasta.
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Written by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden
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A comedy, with all the right mixes of emotion.
18 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Toy's House was an interesting film following what most teenage kids wish...A kid who finally breaks free from his parents control. Joe Toy and his friend Patrick get fed up with their parents and decide to build a house in the woods to live in.

I really enjoyed this movie. It seemed to have the right mix of comedy and drama to keep you engaged the whole movie. Watching a couple of teenage boys try and survive in the woods was a lot of fun, and Nick Offerman as Joe's dad was a lot of fun as well. The biggest thing to note, is that while this is billed as a comedy, it was definitely more than that. The emotional aspect of this movie was everything you come to expect from a movie that has to sale itself with a great story, like most films at Sundance, which made it all that more fun.


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