The Way, Way Back (2013)

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The Way, Way Back is a coming of age film about a young man on summer break dealing with his mom’s new boyfriend, who’s a jerk, and his developing feelings for a young lady. Also, he makes friends with some waterpark guys.

Duncan is 14, and he’s definitely stuck in his shell. He doesn’t have much fun these days, and his mom’s new boyfriend rated him a 3 out of 10. Cause the guy is an absolute a-hole. On his summer vacation he makes friends with Owen, a guy who has lots of friends, and who takes Duncan under his wing. Owen helps Duncan find his place, and maybe stand up to his mom’s jerk boyfriend.

And he finds a little love with AnnaSophia Robb, so it’s all good. His life is what I want mine to be.

The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back comes from writer/directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. They wrote The Descendents together, for which they won Academy Awards. So they have talent. You’ll recognize Jim Rash if you watch NBC’s Community, as he plays Dean Pelton. Hilarious dudes.


The Way, Way Back Trailer

The Way, Way Back Release Date

July 5, 2013.

Who’s In It?

Steve Carell … Trent
  AnnaSophia Robb … Susanna
  Sam Rockwell … Owen
  Amanda Peet … Joan
  Toni Collette … Pam
  Allison Janney … Betty
  Maya Rudolph … Caitlyn
  Rob Corddry … Kip
  Jim Rash … Lewis
  Liam James … Duncan
  Robert Capron … Kyle
  Nat Faxon … Roddy
  River Alexander … Peter
  Zoe Levin … Steph
  Ava Deluca-Verley … Katy
  Andria Blackman … Beautiful girl

What’s Good About It?

FIRST, I have to say I’m super excited about Sam Rockwell playing Owen. That’s spot on casting, and he’s going to rock the shit out of this. The filmmaking duo is also crazy talented, in my humble opinion, and I just hope they turn out a phenomenal film, cause this looks sick.

What’s Bad About It?

I have nothing at present. I’m excited.

Our Clever Prediction

I don’t see The Way, Way Back making tons of money, but it does look good, and I anticipate it being freakishly fun, while also maintaining some heart. I’d say the commercial success will be limited by successful and lead to more opportunities in the future. I can hope so at least.