Almost Kings

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"Do you have what it takes to walk away"
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.0  (316)

Almost Kings is a coming-of-age drama film that follows the lives of two young boys named Teddy and Alex living in North Carolina. The movie features Billy Campbell, Portia Doubleday, and Alex Russell in lead roles. Teddy and Alex are two best friends who have always dreamed of leaving their small town and achieving their dreams. But the dream seems to be far out of reach as they struggle to make ends meet in their day-to-day life. Teddy is a talented singer while Alex is a football player.

As the story progresses, we see the boys navigate their high school days and deal with the typical struggles of teenagers. They have to deal with bullies, crushes, and teenage angst, which often leads them into trouble. In one instance, they accidentally burn down a house during a party, and now they are in debt to the homeowner.

However, things take a turn when they are presented with an opportunity to earn some quick cash by stealing a shipment of motorbikes. The boys jump at the chance and plan their heist carefully, but things go wrong. The shipment they steal is not just any package but one that belongs to the local chapter of a notorious biker club. The boys soon find themselves in hot water with the bikers.

To make things worse, Teddy’s father, who is a recovering alcoholic, has relapsed and is in desperate need of money to pay off his debts. So, Teddy and Alex are forced to confront their actions and make things right with the bikers while also dealing with their personal struggles.

Almost Kings is a movie about friendship, dreams, regret, and making amends. It showcases the difficult choices that young people have to make when trying to pursue their dreams while also dealing with personal challenges.

The movie’s direction and cinematography are excellent, capturing the small-town feel of North Carolina and the struggles of its young residents. Even though the movie deals with dark themes, it still manages to maintain a light-hearted and humorous tone throughout.

The performances by the lead actors are commendable. Billy Campbell delivers a heartwarming performance as Teddy’s father, who struggles with addiction. Portia Doubleday brings depth to her role as Kate, the girl whom Alex has a crush on. Alex Russell, who plays the role of Alex, captures the emotions and frustrations of a young boy who wants to make something of himself.

The movie’s soundtrack is also noteworthy, with original songs that are written and performed by the actors themselves. The songs add an emotional depth to the movie and complement the storyline perfectly.

In conclusion, Almost Kings is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys coming-of-age dramas. The movie explores the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and the struggles of adolescence. With its superb direction, brilliant acting, and soulful soundtrack, Almost Kings delivers a heartfelt and emotional story that will leave a lasting impression on the audience.

Almost Kings is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (316)