September 29, 2013

The Kings Of Summer (2013)

The Kings Of Summer (2013) - Movie Review
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Country: USA

Movie Review: “The Kings Of Summer” is a funny, observant coming-of-age film that entertains and satisfies much more than most of the vast options focused on the same subject matter. Comparing it with two other recent alternatives of the same genre, Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ debut feature is not so serious as “The Spectacular Now” but is much funnier and less dramatic than “The Way, Way Back”. The script, written by other debutant, Chris Galletta, revealed to have a sharp eye and the smartness required for a type of tale so many times revisited in the story of cinema. There were no idle times in this film and every scene was of tremendous importance to the development of a story about three kids who decided to abandon their families to live in a shack built in the woods where they can rule instead of obey. The parents are literally the enemy here and it was great to see a didactic side but in a different perspective, more the children saying how their parents should behave. Some scenes were a delight for the eyes, like when Patrick dances on top of a steel pipeline while Joe and the peculiar Biaggio played a tribal rhythm; others were simply funny, especially when involving Biaggio or when Joe appears with an ludicrous moustache as a symbol of his affirmation. This might well have been a Wes Anderson film, in which weird humor, distorted romance, and exciting adventure are present.

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