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Nick Robinson & Moises Arias Play GOONIES in TOY'S HOUSE

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 23 January 2013 07:34   

TOY'S HOUSE, SundanceTOY'S HOUSE, SundanceNick Robinson ("Melissa and Joey," left), Moises Arias ("Hannah Montana," right) and Gabriel Basso (Super 8 and "Fake Freddie" on "iCarly") are the stars of Toy's House, a movie about teen boys who run away from home and live in a treehouse they built in the woods outside of town. The dark comedy is a favorite at this year's Sundance Film Festival and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts said he got the idea when he saw the Will Ferrell movie Step Brothers, and thought instead of middle aged men acting like teenage boys, it would be funny if teen boys tried to act like men. He also drew upon his own life, telling The Wrap that growing up he'd hang out at his friend's house whose parents were divorced, "During the summer we had run of his house because his mom worked. I thought it would be fun to literalize the idea of kids running a household."

The supporting cast are a pretty comedic lot. Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") plays the dad of Joe Toy (Robinson), whose wife dies and becomes too overbearing for his 15-year old son. Alison Brie ("Community") plays Joe's sister and Erin Moriarity ("One Life to Live") is Kelly, the girl Joe likes.  Megan Mullally ("Parks and Recreation"), Tony Hale ("Arrested Development"), Austin Abrams (MTVs "The Inbetweeners") and Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24").

CBS Films picked up the film at Sundance and will put it in theaters around the U.S., their spokesman said they liked how it was a fresh, funny and heartwarming story for this generation that reminded them of Stand by Me and The Goonies.

 

 

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