it finally has an order and i'm at peace
The Kings of Summer
Why live when you can rule.
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.
Features the most accurate depiction of a game of Monopoly.
This year has given me two absolutely wonderful viewing experiences, both centred around a classic coming of age tale. Mud took the serious route and The Kings of Summer the emphatic and comedic one. Different films with at their centre a similar heart. And I love them both equally.
The most impressive thing about The Kings of Summer is that it manages to capture the magic and problems of childhood in such a way that it never feels like it's manipulating you with cheap sentiment. It is an honest film, that finds its drama in small moments and its humour in playful absurdity and witty dialogue.
The story is the perfect for exploring the central themes of friendship, family and…
Okay kids. Storytime.
So last fall I was having a conversation with C. Robert Cargill, the guy who wrote Sinister.* This was right after a screening of Sinister and I asked him if he was considering making the leap to directing. And his answer was something that's stuck with me ever since.
He said no, because he thinks that you're born with the ability to direct a movie. It's not something that can be taught or can be learned. It's a spark that you either have or don't have, and he doesn't think he has it.
I fully agree, and in extreme cases, you can see that spark. I like to say nobody taught…
Ah, the Summers of my youth. When the weeks stretched languorously before me like the naked women in my dreams, and all seemed possible and achievable. The world was my oyster and I could be the master of my destiny - as long as I was home for tea time and I took my shoes off before I came back in the house.
The Kings of Summer captures that feeling brilliantly, except the Ohio setting is far sunnier, more exotic and a bit more wooded than the Scottish Borders. Someone would have noticed if I'd built a makeshift bothy in the middle of some arable farmland, and I doubt the farmers would have liked me hunting their cattle. And on…
I do not necessarily feel for these characters but since I am probably on the same age group as they are, I feel somewhat attached to this film. It has definitely given me lots of possibilities and realities to think about.
Do I hate my parents? Nah. But they do get on my nerves sometimes. And they're most definitely not the most understanding parents alive. They're not the kind of people you can talk to about your interests. First of, they're homophobic and they talk about how homophobic they are all the time when bringing up a certain closet gay cousin. Second, they always say how supportive they are of me going into college and choosing to study something that…
Vivaciously adventurous and sweetly nostalgic, The Kings of Summer is bound to strike a chord with anyone who once dreamt of escapism and the embracement of simplicity – which, let’s face it, is basically all of us. The film provided a visceral experience which subsequently evoked memories of my own childhood and my juvenile wishes for minimalism. The highs and the lows, the recollections of the things I built and the places I gallivanted around insistently simmered to the vanguard of my mind thanks to this delightful trip down memory lane (even though I don't have nearly an inch of the audacity to leave home like these guys did).
Set in the current day, The Kings of Summer nevertheless taps…
She looks like a real heartbreaker.
The Kings of Summer is magical, breathless, optimistic beauty encapsulated into a 94-minute coming-of-age dramedy.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts' confident and amazed direction define the film. The warmth and the wonder that permeates every scene is a huge part of this movie.
It's a brilliant realization of youth and emotion, confusion and resolution, war and peace between best friends.
The Kings of Summer works incredibly well as both a comedy and a drama. The characters are written perfectly, and all have some purpose. The comedy is executed flawlessly, and not a single intended piece of wit goes unnoticed.
Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Erin Moriarty, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie are perfect.
I love this film with all my heart.
I'm gay. My lungs fill up with fluid every time the seasons change.
This was an enjoyable movie in most senses, got some nice themes and some very nice shots in the movie. I do wish more would of happened in the movie it was a little dry in the middle but it was fun.
I saw this film maybe two weeks ago and enjoyed it quite a lot. It's a very pleasant film to watch during the summer (even the title states that much). It was an interesting combination of realism and surrealism, making the mash seem a story of a more dreamy reality. I especially appreciated the naturality of the ending, which was satisfactorily different to a "typical predictive movie" and more honest to real life.
The first 20 minutes had me thinking I wasn't going to like this because I can't relate to the teen angst™ anymore but I was pleasantly surprised and ended up really liking it, its funny and it made me happy.
The Kings of Summer 2013 (7.2) Country: USA
I love coming of age films.
Ghostbusters copied the wonton & soup scene from this movie shame on them
An outstanding portrait of young manhood. Jordan Vogt-Roberts should get carte blanche to do whatever the hell he wants for his next film.
El rito de pasaje, un tema que se ha visto en incontables películas y si bien esta no añade nada nuevo o sorprendente, la historia es lo suficientemente divertida y entretenida para justificar el tiempo invertido, de paso ayuda la gran química de sus protagonistas; Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso y Moises Arias.
The Kings of Summer ya no sera tan interesante para los que ya estamos cercanos a los 30 o que ya los pasamos, pero independientemente de cualquier cosa, cumple y la verdad se disfruta.
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