"The Way, Way Back"
Drama. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 36 minutes.
by Claire Folger – © 2013 - WWBSP LLC.
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of Liam James and AnnaSophia Robb in "The Way, Way
Back" - 2013
: : Official Sundance Selection (2013) : : :
This is a story about
a 14-year-old boy named Duncan (Liam James) who is very quiet,
introverted and boring yet comes into his own by becoming friends
with a "guy that drives" named Owen (Sam Rockwell).
Owen is an employee of Water Wizz, a popular water park.
The movie begins when
his divorced mother Pam (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend Trent
(Steve Carell) and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) goes on a family
vacation at a beach cottage in New York. Duncan has a rough time
fitting in and no one can figure him out. Trent keeps picking
on him which makes him feel even more insecure. You will be surprised
at Steve Carell's character, it is so not like him.
One day Duncan rides
a bike and finds Water Wizz Water Park. He meets a carefree guy
named Owen whom he strikes a friendship with and eventually Owen
offers him a job at the park. As time goes by, Owen becomes a
mentor to Duncan telling him you've got to make things happen
in life. Duncan slowly opens up and as summer goes by, Duncan's
confidence level is building and he connects with his neighbor
Susanna, whose parents are also divorced.
I just didn't want
this movie to end, it's wholesome, funny and Owen has this unusual
sense of humor.
This sleeper hit was
written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Scenes for this
film were shot in Onset, Mass., Marshfield, Mass., Wareham, Mass.
and at Water Wizz in East Wareham, Mass.
At Sundance, this movie
received a standing ovation. The film lasted 103 minutes and is
rated PG-13. I would recommend this movie for everyone.
the Official Movie Trailer
poster credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Way, Way Back" movie poster