The Way, Way Back

Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell in 'The Way, Way Back'

Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell in ‘The Way, Way Back’

I have talked about my love for this type of movie in the past; the coming of age film. This has all the elements to be a great one. The story is about a somewhat awkwardly shy teenager who goes on vacation over the summer with his mom and her boyfriend. Over the summer he befriends the manager of the local water park and starts to really find himself and come out of his shell.

Classic plot in the genre, but this has a fantastic pedigree that has a chance to set it apart and give it that little extra. It has a fantastic cast from Steve Carell to Sam Rockwell to Toni Collette to Allison Janney and many more. It is being distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures which has had a great track record the last few years. (Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 127 Hours, Black Swan, Crazy Heart, (500) Days of Summer, The Wrestler, Juno, Once, Little Miss Sunshine… to name a few) Last but not least it is written and directed by Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. They won ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ for The Descendants. Oh yeah, almost forgot, it was an official selection at Sundance.

All that said, this looks like a good movie. I look forward to seeing this on the big screen in July.

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