The Kings of Summer2013
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Critic Consensus: Thanks to charming performances and endearingly off-kilter spirit, The Kings of Summer proves to be a slight, sweet entry in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
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as Frank Toy
as Heather Toy
as Mrs. Keenan
as Captain Davis
as Mr. Larson
as Mr. Keenan
as Rookie Cop
as Italian Man
as No Sideburns
as No Sideburns' Friend
as Bus Passenger
as Bus Driver
as Delivery Guy
as Second Detective
as Biaggio's Dad
Critic Reviews for The Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer can't quite decide between dysfunctional family drama, the aesthetics of floaty Americana, Goonies-brand adventurism and outbursts of rip-roaring comedy.
The reasons for raves at the Sundance Film Festival? The film's charm, freshness, wit and skewiness of vision.
Like a summer fling, forgotten as soon as you re-enter the real world.
It lollops along to its own lazy drumbeat, perfectly evoking that too-brief time of life when you could pass the evenings drunk on stolen beer and all the spare time you could dream of.
A sunny and reasonably funny coming-of-ager from Sundance-ratified debutant Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Audience Reviews for The Kings of Summer
The kind of refreshing and funny indie dramedy tailor-made to charm everyone at Sundance, with its share of indie clichés and a director who seems very eager to show that he can direct, and it is worth seeing especially because of Nick Offerman and Moises Arias, both hilarious.
Decent movie. I expected to like it more, though.
A spectacular good time that shines with humor and drama. The best kind of guilty pleasure entertainment. A classic coming of age comedy that shines with brilliant humor, adventure, a great soundtrack and originality. A triumph for Director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It's absolutely wonderful and ambitious film. One of the years most tasteful, inventive and excellent surprises. A charming, unique, hilarious and heartwarming movie. An awesome and relate-able experience. The cast is so funny and has such great chemistry together. The performances from its young and gifted cast are all perfect. Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias are sensational. Arias gives a show stealing performance, he is so outrageous you have to see him work to believe what he can do.
The Kings of Summer Quotes
|Joe:||Have you ever felt this at one with yourself, with your instincts, with nature? This masculine?|
|Biaggio:||I don't know. I don't really see myself as having a gender.Is that a problem?|
|Joe:||It's not great. This way to the bison, my friend.|
|Joe:||Good effort, although very poorly planned out, and savagely racist.|
|Biaggio:||Where are we?|
|Joe:||Someplace they won't find you.|
|Frank:||You're right, it's a classic kidnapping. They took our children and the canned goods and pasta.|