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This review is from: The Kings of Summer [DVD]  (DVD)
The Kings of Summer is just delightful, it would make a cracking double bill with either Linklater's Dazed & Confused or Reiner's Stand by Me. It may have a conceit that is entirely founded in cliche, in that it's an American coming of age story about the awkward relationship teenagers have with their parents. The direction also fits in that cliches handbook, its directed with the same tropes and devices as any low key American indie. The script, there's no such issue with that. It zings with endlessly quotable and funny dialogue. Biaggio has the lions share of laughs, now he's a character who delivers some of the most surreal dialogue with the straightest of faces. Its not just him, indie favourites Nick Offerman and Alison Brie also have their moments of greatness. Not just a comedy though, Kings of Summer is truly evocative of what life as a teenager is like, perfectly capturing those neverending Summers.