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In the vein of coming-of-age classics like Stand by Me and The Sandlot, Jordan Vogt-Robert’s debut feature The Kings of Summer hinges on a combination of gut-busting humor and adolescent ennui. The film stars newcomers Nick Robinson and Gabriel Basso as Joe and Patrick, two frustrated teens who run away from their overbearing families and build their own house in the middle of the woods. It’s the teenage American dream, realized—for a little while, at least. The duo soon finds trouble in paradise when Joe’s crush Kelly (Erin Moriarty) sets her sights on Patrick. While the film’s whimsical script and stellar casting—including comedy power couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly, along with Alison Brie—lend it a peculiar charm, the film’s true scene stealer is Biaggio (Moises Arias), the endearing oddball Romanian who meets Joe and Patrick at a party and follows them around thereafter. He prompts as many belly laughs as Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s dorky McLovin from one of Kings of Summer’s forebears, Superbad.