Loved this movie! Absolutely loved it! This movie did not get a lot of buzz. It is extremely underrated. Way Way Back was written by the same guys who wrote The Descendants. This is one of the most heart-felt, enjoyable, well written movies that I've seen all year.
The movie is centered around a 14 year old named Duncan. He is on a summer trip with his mom, his mom's boyfriend and his daughter. They are staying at the boyfriends summer house. The boyfriend is played by Steve Carell. His character is a complete jerk and Carell plays it so well. It was weird seeing Steve Carell in that type of role. But he did a really good job. It's a good transition for taking on more serious roles like his upcoming role in Foxcatcher. Duncan keeps finding himself in this awkward situations. Having to tag along with Carell's daughter to the beach. Getting stuck at dinner with his mom, the boyfriend and 2 other friends. He can't seem to win in any situation. That all changes however when he meets Owen. An outgoing guy that is the manager of a water park and he takes Duncan under his wing. Gives him a job, helps him make some friends and gives Duncan the confidence he needs to get through his life. Owen is played by Sam Rockwell and his character in this movie is just awesome. He has some amazing zingers and 1 liners and Rockwell gives one of the best performances of his career. After the movie was over, I said to myself that I want to be this character.
The reason the movie is called The Way Way Back is because of the top picture. It was written from one of the writer's own childhood experience and having to sit in of those old station wagon seats that face the other way. It's the seat that's in the way, way back.
This movie is really, really good. It leave you feeling good. Definitely deserves a watch. It is written extremely well. There are a lot of subtle things that get mentioned. And there are some real characters. Meaning, you can recognize or identify with these characters in your own life. I'm in love with this movie. You get a real satisfaction after you've watched it. Definitely give this one a watch. You will not regret it. The Way Way Back is way way good! Yes yes indeed!
I am a 30 year old guy who is married to an awesome girl, and I'm having an awesome marriage. I love movies and the Dave Matthews Band. I will post a new blog about a new movie, Dave song, or whatever I feel every week. Hopefuly these thoughts get you thinking. Please comment on them, good or bad and remember to look at things right side up or upside down.......Yes Indeed!