One of our favorite films that we saw up at Sundance earlier this year was a film called Toy's House, the title of which has since been changed to The Kings of Summer. This movie seemed to hit a cord with everyone who saw it, I have yet to see or hear anyone say anything bad about it. It's just a classic coming of age film that everyone can enjoy.
Ben wrote up a great review for us and he ended up getting quoted in the teaser, which is pretty cool. You can read his review for the film here, and watch our video review here. Here's a little excerpt from Ben's review,
Toy's House is an instant classic, a comedic story that kids can learn from, and a movie that will likely hold up as a twist on a modern version of an Amblin movie. They don't make 'em like this anymore, and that's why this is one of the best movies of Sundance 2013.
Here's the synopsis:
Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from.
The movie stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie and Mary Lynn Rajskub, and it comes out on May 31st. It's definitely worth checking out when you get a chance! Check out the trailer!