Friday, July 19, 2013

The Way Way Back


Written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Oscar winners for adapted screenplay: "The Descendants"), “The Way Way Back” tells the heartwarming story of an unhappy 14-year-old named Duncan (Liam James) who is forced to spend the summer with his mother Pam (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) at a beach house.

A secret job at the local water park offers Duncan a much-needed friendship (with the immature, but good hearted, Owen...great job by Sam Rockwell)…not to mention an escape from Mom’s jerk of a boyfriend (good “against-type” performance by Carell).
The drama often outweighs the laughs, but Allison Janney relieves the tension as Betty, the crazy-drunken neighbor.

At times it's tough to watch the way Carell's character treats Duncan.

Rated PG-13
1 hr. 43 min.

Visit the movie website and see the trailer.

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