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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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Why live when you can rule. See more »


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

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.147 (2013) See more »

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Golden Clouds
Written by Thomas Fehlmann, Duncan Alexander, Robert Paterson, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Steve Reich
Performed by The Orb feat. Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Courtesy of Cooking Vinyl
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Nice film
9 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

'The Kings of Summer' was a nice coming-of-age film about 3 teenage boys who want independence so decide to build a house in the woods away from the real world.

I really like the plot and the actors all done a very good job. The 3 boys were believable and extremely likable. The supporting cast were also very good. The house they build looks brilliant. The story is a lot about friendship which is really nice. There was some moments that made you smile but it wasn't overly funny, I would class it as more of a drama film.

Overall it was an enjoyable film, a really meaningful story which is easy to relate to. Definitely worth a watch if you want something to cheer you up.

7.5/10.


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