Trailer of Now: THE KINGS OF SUMMER (aka Toy’s House)

The Kings of Summer is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from.

 

The Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer

 

This looks like a new, slightly older, coming of age, Stand By Me, kind of film with a bit of Son of Rambow thrown in for good measure and for some reason the producers are saying it is a bit like Superbad but I would stick with the more meaningful quirkier descriptive and comparative titles. It could be my quirky comedy of the year but has a lot to live up to match the amazingness of Moonrise Kingdom last year. I do love that pretty much all the actors are unknown with a special soft spot in there for Megan Mullally.

It was nominated as the Grand Jury Price in this year’s Sundance Film Festival and initial reviews are raving about it – I say bring it on – The Kings of Summer is releasing mid June (14th) – with some limited release screenings in May in the US.