A funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.
Directers: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Cast: Liam James, Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Toni Collette, Zoe Levin
In theaters: July 5th
The trailer looks great, and I’ve heard really good reviews from those who attended the advanced screening of The Way Way Back. I know it’s one I’ll be seeing on the big screen.
Watch for my “The Way Way Back” giveaway sponsored by Fox Searchlight to be posted here soon.