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The Kings of Summer (2013)

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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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The screenplay was originally titled Toy's House. See more »

Goofs

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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After the credits there is a scene showing Biaggio back in the woods. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Written by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden
Performed by MGMT
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Sweet and...independent.

If you are looking for a heart-filled independent film, then this is the right choice for you. This film has a lot of heart put into it, which makes its characters more likable, interesting, and funny. The humor has this old-fashioned vibe to it, making this film great for adults (props to the soundtrack for some awesome retro-gaming like music) Now, do I think the humor stands out as much as the story? Not really, but that's not a bad thing. A comedy's story is usually very weak so that only makes this comedy stronger. Also, the likable cast also leads to some great humor. You want to see these kids succeed in building their own home in the forest and its very enjoyable to watch. A great cast (Moises Arias as an oddball weirdo was an awesomely funny choice), good humor, and a great heart is what a comedy should be made of. The Kings of Summer definitely rules.


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