Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.Written by
Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly and Marc Evan Jackson have previously appeared in Parks and Recreation. See more »
(at around 25 mins) When Patrick and Joe are crossing the river, Patrick isn't carrying any bag. Immediately afterwards, he appears carrying two bags. See more »
Mr. Toy, are you familiar with the boy who cried wolf?
Yes I have experienced a childhood on the planet earth, so... yes I've heard of that one.
Do you think you can apply it to my situation in an allegorical fashion?
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After the credits there is a scene showing Biaggio back in the woods. See more »
Toy's House was an interesting film following what most teenage kids wish...A kid who finally breaks free from his parents control. Joe Toy and his friend Patrick get fed up with their parents and decide to build a house in the woods to live in.
I really enjoyed this movie. It seemed to have the right mix of comedy and drama to keep you engaged the whole movie. Watching a couple of teenage boys try and survive in the woods was a lot of fun, and Nick Offerman as Joe's dad was a lot of fun as well. The biggest thing to note, is that while this is billed as a comedy, it was definitely more than that. The emotional aspect of this movie was everything you come to expect from a movie that has to sale itself with a great story, like most films at Sundance, which made it all that more fun.
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