Sundance '13 Video Review: THE WAY WAY BACK

Ben Pearson and Joey Paur review The Way Way Back.

Make sure to read Ben's written review.


Writer/Directors: Jim Rash and Nat Faxon

Cast: Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Liam James, AnnaSophia Robb, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

Official Synopsis: The Way, Way Back tells the story of 14-year-old Duncan’s awkward, funny, and sometimes painful summer vacation with his mother, Pam, her overbearing boyfriend, Trent, and his daughter, Steph. Although Duncan has a tough time fitting in and finding his place, he does find an unlikely ally and mentor in Owen, a carefree employee at the local waterpark where Duncan gets a job. Over the course of the summer, as his mother drifts further away, Duncan—with encouragement from Owen—begins to open up and come into his own.