Excerpt: I have a little bit of a bias: I'm a sucker for coming of age stories (The Way Way Back, Adventureland, Perks of Being a Wallflower, etc...). I enjoyed the movie. Not all of the humor succeeded but overall it was an enjoyable film.
Summary: 'Kings of Summer' is a different breed of adolescent 'coming-of-age' film. The charm lies in it's offbeat nature, with an emphasis on quirky comedy and frank characters. It constantly serves up good irreverent humor. I laughed all throughout. The drama plays second fiddle, but is no less effective.
Excerpt: There's something about coming-of-age films that just strike me as something special. When they're done well, obviously. I've seen three this year (Mud, The Way Way Back, and of course The Kings of Summer - I still need to see The Spectacular Now) and all of them are true gems.
Excerpt: The Kings of Summer (2013) R Three teenage boys (Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias) decide to get away from their rather strange and controlling parents by running away to build a house in the middle of the woods. This is a great film for the summer.