When Duncan is forced to to spend the summer at the beach with his mom's new boyfriend, things don't look so good. Duncan manages to salvage his summer by getting a job at a local water park. This film is funny at some points. However, the story felt very forced and contrived. All the loose ends got wrapped up way too easily. It seems like the filmmakers were trying so hard to make their film attractive to the indie crowd that they didn't bother making the film anything more than amusing. There are some laugh out loud moments, but I really didn't care about the characters or what happened to them. The three best things about this film are Liam James, Sam Rockwell, and AnnaSophia Robb
The Way Way Back manages to squeak out 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Starring: Liam James, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Toni Collette
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%