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The Kings of Summer 2013

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Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Starring:
Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Genres Drama, Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso
Supporting actors Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty, Craig Cackowski, William Sonnie, Nathan Keyes, Cristoffer Carter, Megan Mullally, Priscilla Kaczuk, Marc Evan Jackson, Alison Brie, Eugene Cordero, Gillian Vigman, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Thomas Middleditch, Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Paul Floriano
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By carlosnightman VINE VOICE on 21 Nov. 2013
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Us blokes of a certain age grew up with films of a certain quality, films which mirrored our own childhoods or which we wished we were real: The Goonies, Stand By Me, Eerie Indiana TV show, Back To The Future, and a host of other 80s classics. The coming of age movie has largely faded away for the new generations with barely any films of note in recent years. Super 8 was a fine attempt at recapturing the old glory, Son Of Rambow, was good, but the best 'recent' one I can think of is Now And Then, an underrated movie from the perspective of women and girls -from the mid nineties. I had heard a lot of positive feedback about The Kings Of Summer, but I made sure that I didn't read too much about the plot - All I really knew about it before watching was that it was being compared favourably to Stand By Me. The comparisons are fair - quality wise at least, but they are two very different films.

The Kings Of Summer is the film debut of Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and focuses on a group of friends who each, for various reasons, are sick of their home lives, and decide to run away from home to create their own paradise. The majority of the film follows the kids, just shy of adulthood, but the story doesn't shy away from showing the reactions of the respective families. I wouldn't want to give away any more of the story that that - not that there are any surprises or twists, but it is better to come to this without knowing too much.

The script is hilarious throughout, with all sorts of instantly classic one-liners, it doesn't get bogged down by any sentimentality at any point, and only at one point does it give way to what I would say was a cheap soap-like turn of events to propel the plot to its conclusion.
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By A. Moriarty VINE VOICE on 18 Oct. 2013
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I got this film to try out on the Amazon Vine scheme and put it on not really knowing quite what to expect. That's the best way to watch any film....no expectations and no preconceptions.

I absolutely loved this film and totally invested in the characters. Despite having a low buget kind of feel to it, the film was sumptuous in it's richness, the beautiful scenery and sounds of the countryside and the realism of the main protagonists. There is a simply stunning performance from Nick Robinson, who plays Joe. Never seen or heard from him before but he was totally believeable in this role. I loved watching his disfunctional relationship with his father, (the latter had some of the best one-liners I have heard in a film for a long time) and the all or nothing friendships he had with his best friend Patrick and the object of his affection (played beautifully by Erin Moriarty). I laughed and cried with him as although flawed, you just had to love him and go through all the trials and tribulations with him, praying for him to come out the other side on top. The supporting cast were all excellent. Believable, realistic and imperfect, just like the rest of us.

Moises Arias was fantastic too as the strange hanger on, caught between the best friends and wondering where his loyalties should lie, just wanting their idealistic way of life to go on forever.

I can't praise this film highly enough. It may not be there amoungst the gongs on Oscar Night, but you won't regret spending an hour and a half watching it. It was such a pleasant surprise.
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This might be a decent film, but we will never know. Because this doesn't include subtitles and the LoveFilm/Amazon site neglects to put this information. So the rental was a waste of time for us. Why is it so difficult to include this basic level of information? There's information in the main Amazon listings for most films. Why not the rental stuff as well?

I understand that not all film companies subtitle their films. More fool them. But that's not the issue. All I want to know is whether a film has subtitles or not when making a rental choice. If it doesn't then I won't rent it. If it does, then I will. Simple as that. But as it stands right now it's "best guess" from your rental list and I'm not prepared to waste my money like this any longer.

Come on LoveFilm/Amazon... I don't want to use the word Discrimination, but there's an estimated 9 million people in the UK with hearing problems. That's 1 in 7 of the UK population.

Isn't it time you got your act together and catered for the rest of us?
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Yes saw this on amazon instant and totally love it as its about coming of age and doing it in a off the grid sorta way . I think the flash forward are great as the kids visualize escape from their present lives !!It is heart warming , surreal and fun too .Got the DVD now and will buy the digital for my tablet and laptop as DVD`s get scratched too much when I travel and I can upload to multiple devices once bought from the amazon video and becomes part of my online collection .
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By Amy Connolly VINE VOICE on 1 Oct. 2013
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This is a really touching, sweet, funny, and quirky film. A coming of age story about three boys who struggle with their lives and families, so move into the woods to get away from everything and become men.
The film is full of odd balls which are funny and easy to love.

I recommend this film and will rewatch it many times myself. It's an easy going, chilled out movie to sit back and enjoy.

If you like:
moonrise kingdom
then you'll enjoy this. : )
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