This is another one of those movies I really wish I’d caught while I was at Sundance this year, when it was originally titled Toy’s House. This new trailer really sells the modern-day Stand By Me, truth-of-adolescence vibe that it seems to be going for. Plus, Nick Offerman deadpanning is always nice.
Joe Toy (Nick Robinson), on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank’s (Nick Offerman) attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick (Gabriel Basso), and a strange kid named Biaggio (Moises Arias). He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.
The Kings of Summer comes out May 31st. See the trailer below: