Coming of age stories are a dime a dozen, and especially coming from the team that brought you “Little Miss Sunshine”, you might have a good idea what the story beats might be.
But the directing duo Jim Rash and Nat Foxon collaboration was picked up at the Sundance Festival bringing together quite an eclectic cast, following up their oscar winning The Descendants (check out our Upodcast Review here) with Steve Carrell playing a bit of a doucebag and Sam Rockwell who is supposed to be Pool Side Yoda.
From the Press Release:
THE WAY, WAY BACK is the 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, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen (Sam Rockwell), the carefree manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer that will change his life.
The Way, Way Back, is out in UK cinemas on Wednesday 28th August