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The Kings of Summer (2013)

R  |   |  Adventure, 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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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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Chris Galletta's script was featured on The Black List (an annual comprehensive list of Hollywood's best unproduced scripts) in 2009. Other notable scripts featured on the list that year include The Social Network (2010), Cedar Rapids (2011), and Take This Waltz (2011). See more »

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(at around 47 mins) Joe has taken some money from the safe, and gone to the store to buy some food. But earlier on we hear Kelly tell Joe that since his disappearance has been all over the news, so how could he have come back when people would have noticed him in the town? See more »

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Patrick: I can deal with the fact that the chickens are store bought. Okay? I can! But it really bothers me that the loaded potato isn't Biagio's recipe...
Joe: No! No no, that actually really is. I- I honestly have no idea where he's getting chives.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.147 (2013) See more »

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Cowboy Song
Written by Brian Downey and Phil Lynott
Performed by Thin Lizzy
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you loved Stand By Me… This is for you. Moises Arias steals the show!!!
10 September 2013 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Three unhappy teenagers run away from the sophisticated city life and take refuge in nature, where they plan to build a makeshift home and live off the land, to finally be masters of their own destiny. Once you arrive at your destination, you make it reality, however, realize that the wild is much tougher as the imagined.

Biaggio (Moises Arias), the very rare embodiment of social awkwardness and complete and total lack of personal sophistication teenager, that invokes a combination of amazement, bewilderment, and pity simultaneously from the common viewer. It's a role that cannot be explained...only watched. He is quite possibly one of the best comedic performances I have ever seen a young performer give. It's a wonderfully bizarre role that fully encompasses both the awkwardness and the sincerity of a social misfit. The role is so over-the-top that it's amazing that Arias can make it look so natural and genuine. His acting was spot on and absolutely hilarious. Loved it!


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