Well it has once again come to that time of year when all of us movie geeks go over our list of movies we have seen over the past year and try to make our top ten lists. As I look over my list of movies that I saw in 2013, there have been some good ones (more on that later), along with some I wish I could get my time back (Amour, How I Live Now, and The Great Gatsby just to name a few). According to my list, I have seen 92 new movies in 2013, and by new, I mean anything I have not seen before, for example, I finally got North by Northwest off my list of shame.
The Kings of Summer Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Written by Chris Galletta
Starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Marc Evan Jackson, and Alison Brie CBS Films
Rated R | Running Time: 93 Minutes
Release Date: September 24, 2013
It’s time to go back to when you were just a kid. You just made it to high school and you have a whole new world ahead of you. You have your best friends, and of course you have that one girl that catches your eye and she’s all you ever think about. It’s also that time, when you are starting to rebel against your parents and their weird, but loving ways. Well, what if you have had enough of their crazy antics and decide to runaway and build your own place, deep in the woods, and live like kings, with no rules but your own.
In The Kings of Summer, we get to see what happens when you leave the comforts of home and go out to live on your own, with just your close friends nearby. The story follows two teenagers, Joe (Nick Robinson, Melissa and Joey) and Patrick (Gabriel Basson, Super 8), both of whom are sick of their parents. Joe, dealing with the loss of his mother and a father Frank (Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation) he can’t seem to connect with, and Patrick, whose parents (Megan Mullally, Will and Grace l Marc Evan Jackson, Suit Up, are a little too happy and nice at times.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, The Kings of Summer stars Nick Robinson as Joe Toy, a high school freshman on the verge of adolescence who finds himself increasingly frustrated by his father Frank’s (Nick Offerman) attempts to manage his life.