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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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23 August 2013 (UK)  »

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$58,962 (USA) (2 June 2013)

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$1,290,312 (USA) (21 July 2013)
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Nick Offerman, Marc Evan Jackson and Mary Lynn Rajskub are guest stars in Brooklyn Nine Nine. See more »

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The local television news report describes Joe as having brown hair and blue eyes. Joe actually has brown eyes. See more »

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Frank: Yes, I experienced a childhood on the planet Earth. I've heard the story of the boy who cried wolf.
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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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