The Kings of Summer

Bill C’s Review 3.5 out of 5

The Kings of Summer is is another likable coming of age story.  This one is much quirkier than  The Way, Way Back.

The film focuses on three teenagers who run away from home one summer and build a home in the forest.  Two are best friends, one with a father who doesn’t know how to relate to his son after the death of his wife and the other whose parents are totally overbearing.  The third boy is just a strange hanger on.

The first half of the movie focuses on the three running away and building a place in the woods and settling in which makes for some good laughs.  In the second half conflicts ensue, lives are at risk, friendships + family ties are re-established.

The quirkiness, humor and upbeat/heart warming  ending make this an enjoyable movie.

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