I have been absent from this blog for the past two weeks I believe, and the reason why was that I was overwhelmed by my exams at college and couldn’t really keep up with my weekly posts. If you aske me, I’d rather be writing posts than exams, but a girl gotta do what a girl gotta do. So, today I am back with a summer movie that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did!
Title: Kings of Summer
Release date: 2013
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Starring: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Erin Moriarty
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Duration: 1h 35m
Summary: Three friends, each of them dealing with his own problems at home, decide to built a house in the woods in order to be independent and free at last. A fun decision at first, but slowly they start to reevaluate their friendship and were their loyalties lie.
Likes/Dislikes (may contaain spoilers): Generally speaking, I enjoyed the movie a lot, it was fun and relaxing, perfect for a chill night. It knd of reminded me of the old movies we used to watch as kids, and it had that coming of age phase, that each of the three main characters went through.
We get to watch the relationship of the boys evolve, as they finally move into their makeshift house, each of them for his owm reasons. Joe to escape from his widower father and their crumbling relationship, Patrick to escpare his controlling parents that refuse to understand that he is not 5 anymore and Biaggio comes with them just for fun, because deep inside he needs to belong somewhere and also, serves as the comic relief of the movie.
Things go downhill, when Joe invites Kelly and some of her friends in the woods, in the hope of finally making a move on Kelly since he has been eyeing her for a long time. What happens though, is th complete opposite, because apparently Kelly is attracted to Patrick and vice versa. Joe is infuriated and that leads to the fall of their “clan” as Patrick and Joe fight over Monopoly, but actually they ifght over Kelly. To some extent, i back up Joe, since Patrick really went behind his back and got with the girl he clearly liked. Best friends don’t do that and I caan understand how hurt he must felt.
The movie of course concluded on a happy note, and I really liked the fact that each boy found himself through this experience and faced his problems at home with a nicer attitude, each of them ready to resolve the bad situations.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to spend a relaxing time and also think a little about the troubled teenage years and how to get through them as unharmed as possible.
“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot”.
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