The Way, Way Back

22 Jul


The Way, Way back is a coming of age film written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. It is your typical Sundance Film Festival featuring a talented cast and a story of a socially awkward character finding his way through the “normal” world of irrational people, until he gets to a place that makes sense for everyone, including the audience. It is a good story but at the same time a “safe movie” that gives some great insight on self-identification and understanding the way of the world.

Maybe I am out of touch, but Duncan’s awkwardness seemed unrealistic to me, although it helped create an interesting character. It wasn’t believable. For me, Owen (Sam Rockwell) was the reason to watch this film. His performance knocks it out of the Water Wizz water park while Trent (Steve Carrell) and Pam (Toni Collette) are a great team and provide the necessary obstacles for Duncan to avoid.


Adam’s Grade: B

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

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