In the opening of "The Kings of Summer," Joe (Nick Robinson) stand in the shower with a hairdo reminiscent of Ferris Bueller. Yet, while he is at a similar age, Joe is nothing like Bueller, he can't fit in with anybody.
"The Kings of Summer" is a lovable film that some annoying critic will probably call "The king of summer movies!" it's a childhood fantasy rooted in reality. It's like "Moonrise Kingdom" except here you don't have to pay as much attention to what color clothing everyone is wearing.