The Kings of Summer

Synopsis: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's 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, and a strange kid named Biaggio. 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.
Director(s): Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Production: CBS Films
  5 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Brown hair, uh, height unknown.

I'll call you back.

You son of a bitch.


The problem with Joseph's habit

is that one day there will be

an actual emergency

or violent crime

coming from this house.

Yeah, well,

the night is still young.

Uh, Mr. Toy, are you familiar

with "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"?

Yes. I experienced a childhood

on the planet Earth, so...

yes, I've heard

of that one.

Do you think you can

apply it to my situation

in an allegorical fashion?

Okay. It's a...

- a story that involves

a boy who... -Ah, ah, ah...

- constantly cries "wolf."


And when the wolf finally

comes... He doesn't know it.

- I'm sorry, "The Boy

Who Cried" what? -Wolf.

- F*ck you.

- Let's go.

- "The Boy Who Cried" what?

- Stop talking.

- Wolf.

- Get the f*ck off my porch

before I knock your dick

in the dirt.

- Come on, let's go. -I don't see

what the problem was.

- Why are you yelling at me?

- What's next? Three Little Pigs?

It gets easier.

Okay? Honest. I swear.

Look at it this way:

In two years,

he's going to pay

for you to leave.


Uh, look,

this may sound desperate,

but I am 100% lucid, okay?

Don't smile, 'cause I'm...

- Don't.

- No, this is very serious.

- I am serious.

- I'm taking you so seriously.

I can be packed in 15 minutes.

Just take me with you

to Granville.


Okay, I would.

Totally would, but...

Dad would want to come

visit us all the time,

and that just

wouldn't work for me.

- You're lame.

- So...

take it easy on him.

- You're getting so handsome.

- Yeah. Yeah.

- I love you.

- Hey, don't you touch me.

You love it.

Oh, hey. Hey.

- What's up? -Okay, I am

going to get you a beer

so you can catch up.


Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!

Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!

- What's up, dude?

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Chris Galletta

Chris Galletta (born 1981) is an American screenwriter. He is best known for writing the 2013 coming-of-age film The Kings of Summer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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