Movie Review: The Kings of Summer

I've been wanting to see The Kings of Summer since I first saw the trailer almost a year ago. Finally now that its out for rental, we picked it up at Redbox and got to watch it. The basic movie premise has three high school age teenagers who are fed up with life at home embark on an adventure into the woods to start lives on their own.

Like many indie movies the tone of the trailer doesn't really match the movie. What seemed like a lighthearted comedy ends up being a much darker road. The three characters have their own personal demons and going into the woods only exasperates those issues. Luckily through the trials and tribulations there are some pretty great moments that make this a good film.

Its not necessarily a movie that I'm going to run out and purchase but I'm glad I finally got to see The Kings of Summer.