Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Must See, "The Way, Way Back"

It has not been my nature to use this blog to recommend particular content, but having just seen the movie, "The Way, Way Back", I can only say it is the must see movie of the summer and in my own top 10 list.

Co-Directed and co-written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who both also have featured roles in the movie, it stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney.  It is a coming of age story about a 14-year-old boy, Duncan, and his summer vacation with his mother and her boyfriend.  

My wife and I saw this movie last Saturday and was talking about all through our dinner that night, while seated at the bar at Grammercy Tavern.  Toward the end of our meal, two men sat at the bar next to us.  My wife remarked to one of them their similarity to an actor and while it wasn't him, it was indeed Mr. Faxon with Mr. Rash.  Their warmth and excitement at our enjoying their film was genuine and we knew we had to leave else we would be chatting with them all evening.  Still they provided added insight and made our enjoyment of the film that much more complete.

If I need one more reason to convince you to watch this film, they also co-wrote last year's Oscar winner, The Descendents.  So seek out this film at your local theater.  The Way, Way Back will make your top list, too.

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