25 most anticipated movies of Summer 2013
22. 'The Kings of Summer'
In Theaters: Friday, May 31, 2013
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cast: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie, Moises Arias, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gabriel Basso, Nick Robinson
Why we're excited: Originally titled "Toy's House" when it premiered last January at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "The Kings of Summer" is an epic charmer that could end up being the word of mouth hit of the summer. The story centers on two high school best friends, Joe (Robinson) and Patrick (Basso), who, like many teenagers their age, just can't stand their parents. When Joe comes across an open patch of land in the forest it gives him a crazy idea: what if he, Patrick and their strange new friend Biaggio (Arias) built their own home in the woods for the summer? Thus begins a coming of age adventure that scares the heck out of the trio's parents and is rudely interrupted by - you guessed it - a beautiful girl both friends pine for. Original, familiar, cinematic and hilarious all at the same time, "Kings of Summer" is a new classic just waiting to surprise audiences.
- Gregory Ellwood