Kings of Summer

{4.5/5} “You’re right, it’s a classic kidnapping. They took our children and the canned goods and pasta.”

Joe is tired of his father telling him what to do. When he stumbles on a perfect spot in a nearby forest, he comes up with an audacious plan: he will build his own house and live in it. His friend Patrick is similarly tired of his parents and joins him. Biaggio, a guy they don’t know very well but has been hanging around, is also in on the action. They draw up a plan, scrounge up supplies, and start building.

Kings of Summer was released in 2013.

The three main kids are normal teenagers who sometimes do things they shouldn’t and are often annoyed by their parents.

Once they start living in their new house they goof around, argue, and learn some things about life.

The parents in this movie are hilarious — unless you happen to be their children, in which case they would be extremely annoying.

It’s a nice little movie about growing up, with some very funny parts. It has elements of movies like Stand By Me and Moonrise Kingdom but it’s worth watching.

The soundtrack is full of pop songs.

Nick Robinson (the TV show Melissa & Joey) plays Joe and Gabriel Basso (the TV show The Big C) plays Patrick. Moises Arias (Ender’s Game) plays Biaggio.

Nick Offerman (the TV show Parks and Recreation) plays Joe’s dad and┬áMegan Mullally (the TV show Will & Grace) plays Patrick’s mom. Mary Lynn Rajskub (Safety Not Guaranteed) plays a police officer.

The movie was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (the TV show Mash Up).

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