I watched The Kings of Summer yesterday. It's a coming-of-age film about some 15 year-olds who are sick of their parents and decide to built their own house in the woods.
I did not like it. I don't know what it is with this film, but nothing seemed to work.
It looked like it tried to be comical in a similar way to Moonrise Kingdom, but all of the humour fell flat. Most of the humour had to come from Moises Arias who plays Biaggo, but all he does is say and do weird things which aren't really funny. They're just weird.
Many characters in the film didn't seem believable or realistic. The majority of them looked like caricatures, which was also supposed to be comical I guess but it did not work for me. Many events in the film didn't seem realistic either, and the more dramatic moments didn't actually hit me due to the weird tone of the film.
It's just weakly written I think. It sort of hangs in between a quirky comedy and serious coming-of-age drama and it doesn't succeed either way in my opinion.