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. The quality of the blu-ray mimics similar indie type lower budget releases. My recommendation comes more based on the strength of the film than the video/audio presentation.
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. I feel that the ending slides into predictable territory and is not as emotionally satifying as similar films I've seen.
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. It’s funny, moving and full of fine performances.