Here’s the first trailer for the coming of age dramedy The Way, Way Back that premiered at Sundance in January to relatively positive reviews and got big distribution deal at Fox Searchlight.
Judging by the first trailer, it looks like they’re on the right path.
The Descendants co-writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash make their directorial debut in an Adventureland-esque story of a 14-year-old boy (Liam James) who finds a community to thrive at a local water park one summer.
The manager of a water park (Sam Rockwell) taking him under his wing, while on the home front, he’s trying to come to terms with his mom’s (Toni Collette) overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell). And all of this while trying to get with a girl (AnnaSophia Robb).
The Way, Way Back, described as ‘a widely-appealing, coming-of-age tale that takes place amidst a flurry of familial problems and quirky characters’ also stars Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet , Zoe Levin and Rob Corddry.
A bittersweet tale of blending families opens on July 5th, 2013 in limited release.
Watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.