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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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Frank: You're right, it's a classic kidnapping. They took our children and the canned goods and pasta.
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
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Performed by Gil Imber
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A perfect film in my mind
17 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I love coming of age movies and I love to laugh. In my 17 years I have never seen a movie that has appealed to me so entirely. You can't go into this expecting anything too serious, I think that is the issue that most negative reviewers had. While there are some significant themes here, Kings of Summer is not The Shawshank Redemption. This is not because it fails as a movie, but because it does not try to be anything more than what it is. This is a film that is meant to be a humorous look into the lives of a couple of teenagers. I think there is a tendency among many "movie-nuts" to believe that the only good movies are those that depress you or involve some very dark themes. I guess what I am saying is to go in with an open mind, and just enjoy yourself. Anyone who doesn't feel a bit better leaving this movie than when entering it is obviously trying too hard to be critical. Let go, have a laugh, join the three Kings of Summer.


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