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Red-band trailer for The Kings of Summer with Nick Offerman looks like a great entry in the coming-of-age genre

05.20.2013

Every year we get inundated with the latest teen romp comedy that follows a standard formula of outcast kids getting into more trouble then they're ever used to with outrageous results that usually lead to them becoming more popular and solving some sort of familial dilemma. Well, THE KINGS OF SUMMER looks to fit right in line with that paradigm, but not in the way you'd expect. Rather than shuffling the kids off to some wild party to lose their virginity, the stars of Jordan Vogt-Roberts' coming-of-age comedy has the titular "Kings" heading into the wild, where they build their own makeshift house to survive a summer without their parents.

Shit the scene with Nick Offerman and Kumail Nanjiani (Portlandia) looks to be worth a look alone, but you factor in Alison Brie and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) along with a healthy batch of raunchy humor that I don't have to cringe over with a PG-13 rating and I'm more than game.

Check it out:

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Hannibal Buress, Megan Mullally, Thomas Middleditch, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kumail Nanjiani, Eugene Cordero, Angela Trimbur, Nick Rutherford, Craig Cackowski, and Tony Hale">The Kings of Summer Red Band Trailer from Nick Offerman

Here's the synopsis:

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from.

THE KINGS OF SUMMER heads into the woods on May 31, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Hit up You Tube for some of Kumail Nanjiani's guest spots on Portlandia. Hilarious stuff.
Source: Funny or Die

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