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(2013) (Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Dramedy: Three teenage boys run away from home, build their own house in the woods, and seek to live independently.
Joe Toy (NICK ROBINSON) finds it hard to live with his widowed father, Frank (NICK OFFERMAN), who has become increasingly strict with him since his mother died and his adult sister, Heather (ALISON BRIE), moved out on her own. His best friend, Patrick (GABRIEL BASSO), is so annoyed by his cloying, over-protective mother (MEGAN MULLALLY) and father (MARC EVAN JACKSON) that he has broken out in hives.

So, the two decide to run away from home and build their own house in the nearby woods. They want to live free of rules and restrictions. They are joined in this endeavor by Biaggio (MOISES ARIAS), a strange classmate who pledges his loyalty to the house, wields a machete, and seems to pop up whenever he is called.

After a week roughing it in the woods, Joe starts to crave female companionship and reconnects with Kelly (ERIN MORIARTY), a classmate he has had a crush on but failed to ask out. His hesitation continues, though, paving the way for her and Patrick to grow closer. Joe's immaturity and jealousy begin to fray his friendship with Patrick and threaten to destroy everything they have built in the forest.

Despite the R rating, teenagers will definitely make up this film's core target audience.
For language and some teen drinking.

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