“ Sorry, you were just hungry. I guess we’re all hungry.”
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Coming of Age
Starring: Nick Robinson, Moisés Arias, Gabriel Basso
Coming-of-age stories & movies are my favourites and in recent years the genre has seen some pretty awesome inclusions. For one, The Kings Of Summer is probably one of the really underrated movies of 2013. I first came across it whilst hunting around the Internet for a good movie to watch, by chance I stumbled across a green poster that said, WHY LIVE WHEN YOU CAN RULE. Curiousity beckoned so I picked up the movie and decided to give it a go.
The Kings of Summer is all right amounts of teenage awkward, love, heartbreak, redemption and a greater emphasis on self-discovery. What makes this movie a standout has to be its lush cinematography and its fantastic accompanying soundtrack. Also, I think its so refreshing to just have a movie focusing on the friendship between boys. It seems much more easygoing and adventurous.
And you can’t just ignore a movie entitled “The Kings of Summer”. Simple as that.
“ No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars.”
Sparrowhawk, The Farthest Shore
Ursula K. Le Guin