Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Way Way Back - 三分男孩

The Way Way Back (三分男孩) is an 2013 film. The film stars Liam James. The large supporting cast include Steve Carell, Toni Collette, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, and Amanda Peet. The movie is based on Liam's character Duncan going to the Cape Cod area for the summer.

Duncan's part of modern family. Mother and father are separated. Spending the summer with his mother and sister as they head out to the Cape Cod area. While there, Duncan has a hard time fitting in and is at odds with his mother's current boyfriend, Trent. When Duncan finds a bike, he rides around the area and finds a water park. The director of the park offers him a job. Duncan finds solace at the park away from his crazy home life.

This movie was pretty awesome. It's your classic coming of age story during a summer trip. You got it all. Bad family life, bullied by sibling, bullied by mom's boyfriend, and semi-neglected by his mom. Boy finds the light with a friendly neighbor and his new life at the water park.

I've caught bits and pieces of this film on and off for last few weeks via HBO. Finally VOD the movie from the beginning and was it worth it. I'd have to add this film to my list of favorites for 2013.

Notes: Steve Carell plays against type as a jerk in the film. AnnaSophia is tiny. Sam Rockwell was pretty awesome in this film.

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