The Way, Way Back

(2013)

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, 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.

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and AnnaSophia Robb Talk ‘The Way, Way Back’

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and AnnaSophia Robb Talk ‘The Way, Way Back’

In theaters now, The Way, Way Back is a funny and poignant coming-of-age comedy about a 14 year old suffering through one terrible summer with his mom's new boyfriend. Things start to look up for the teen when he befriends the manager of a local water park. Esteemed movie theologian and character behavioral critic Todd Gilchrist recently caught up with the cast, including Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James and AnnaSophia Robb as well as writer-directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, for a look at this enduring, romantically inclined summer sleeper. Watch our exclusive interviews, and remember what its like to ride in The Way, Way Back seat.

The Way, Way Back was released July 5th, 2013.

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‘The Way, Way Back’ 'Community Casting Session' Featurette

‘The Way, Way Back’ 'Community Casting Session' Featurette

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who won an Oscar last year for writing The Descendants screenplay, make their directorial debuts with The Way, Way Back. Nat Faxon also plays the role of Lewis, but he wasn't always slated to portray that character. Fox Searchlight has released a featurette that shows some of the other top candidates for this part, Will Forte and Jim Rash's Community cast-mates Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi and Yvette Nicole Brown. Take a look at this video which humorously delves inside the casting process for this coming-of-age dramatic comedy, in theaters July 5.

The Way, Way Back was released July 5th, 2013.

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Two ‘The Way, Way Back’ Clips and Four TV Spots

Two ‘The Way, Way Back’ Clips and Four TV Spots

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, 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. Check out two clips and four TV spots for this sun-soaked summer comedy.

The Way, Way Back was released July 5th, 2013.

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‘The Way Way Back’ TV Spot

‘The Way Way Back’ TV Spot

Duncan (Robert Capron) sets out to seize the summer opportunities laid out for him in the first TV spot for The Way, Way Back, which include landing a date with the girl of his dreams (AnnaSophia Robb). Watch as his mom's new boyfriend (Steve Carell) hounds him into being a better man, in theaters this July.

The Way, Way Back was released July 5th, 2013.

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‘The Way Way Back’ Trailer with Steve Carell

‘The Way Way Back’ Trailer with Steve Carell

Steve Carell and Toni Collette lead a diverse ensemble cast in the trailer for The Way, Way Back, which marks the directorial debuts of Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants). This coming-of-age comedy centers on 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James), who is forced to spend the summer with his mother (Toni Collette) and her annoying boyfriend (Steve Carell). Get ready for one crazy summer with the first footage from this upcoming indie, which also stars Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, and Rob Corddry, along with the new poster.

The Way, Way Back was released July 5th, 2013.

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‘Turkeys’ and ‘The Way, Way Back’ Set 2013 Release Dates

‘Turkeys’ and ‘The Way, Way Back’ Set 2013 Release Dates

Relativity Media and Fox Searchlight Pictures made a few changes to their release scheduled today. Relativity has moved their animated movie Turkeys up nearly one full year, from its original November 14, 2014 release date to November 1, 2013. The Thansgiving-themed movie directed by Jimmy Hayward will go up against Summit's Ender's Game and CBS Films' Last Vegas in its new slot.

Fox Searchlight has slated the indie comedy The Way, Way Back for release on July 5, 2013. While this nostalgic look at growing up, from directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, will technically have that date all to themselves, Disney's The Lone Ranger and Universal's Despicable Me 2 are opening two days prior on Wednesday, July 3.

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‘The Way, Way Back’ Goes to Fox Searchlight

‘The Way, Way Back’ Goes to Fox Searchlight

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired rights to North America as well as most major territories to the heartfelt comedy The Way, Way Back. Directed and written by Academy Award winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Way, Way Back stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, Amanda Peet and Liam James.

The film was produced by Kevin J. Walsh of The Walsh Company and Tom Rice of Sycamore Pictures, and executive produced by Sycamore's Ben Nearn and George Parra, OddLot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker, Faxon, and Rash. OddLot Entertainment and Sycamore Pictures co-financed the project.

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‘The Way, Way Back’ First Look Photo with Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell

‘The Way, Way Back’ First Look Photo with Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell

The Descendants writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are back with a new project, this time directing as well. The Way, Way Back is a coming-of-age comedy about a teenager (Liam James) who takes a summer job at a water park to get away from his mother (Toni Collette) and step-father (Steve Carell). There, he befriends the park's manager, played by Sam Rockwell. We have a first look photo from the upcoming film, which seems to show Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell in a confrontation while the others look on.

The Way, Way Back was released July 5th, 2013.

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