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OVERRATED: 'The Kings of Summer' (2013)

Part of a growing indie subgenre that could be called "post-Wes Anderson," this film has a lot going for it with lush cinematography and a supporting comic cast that includes Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and, briefly, Alison Brie. But the films over-reliance on quirk-for-quirks sake clichés suffocates the film in the absence of Andersons uniquely detailed un-reality, and a potentially affecting back-to-nature story is lost. Julie Hahn / CBS Films
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