The Kings of Summer
Written by Chris Galletta & Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
From IMDB: Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
The Kings of Summer is easily the best independent film I’ve seen this year, and definitely one of my favorites. The characters are very well developed, the story is simple but solid, and the acting superb. It’s definitely one of the most realistic portrayals of teen angst and parent/child relationships that I’ve seen in a long time. For a first feature, Vogt-Roberts absolutely nailed it!
It would be very remiss of me to not mention Ross Riege’s cinematography; an absolutely gorgeous look into Joe, Patrick, and Biaggio’s world.
The Kings of Summer sucks you into its world and makes it feel like summer. Not a bad idea to check this one out, especially if you’re in snowy Buffalo for the winter… Absolutely check this film out immediately!
Watched via DVD from Redbox.