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The Way, Way Back

USA | 2013 | 103 minutes | Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

With an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, and Maya Rudolph, this uproarious comedy centers on the funny and sometimes painful summer vacation of an awkward 14-year-old and his dysfunctional family. Written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the Oscar®-winning writers of The Descendants.

May 25, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
6:30 PM Date has passed

Saturday Night Film & Party | Reception at Kaspar's Events & Catering follows screening.

May 26, 2013
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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The May 26 screening on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.

Bad enough that his parents have divorced; but now 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) must spend the summer at the beach house of his mother's new boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell). While Pam (Toni Collette), anxiously inclined to settle for what she can get, has apparently decided to overlook Trent's wandering eye, her son isn't willing to forgive either his peccadilloes or his condescending meddling. What looks to be a season of glum turns around when Duncan, desperate to get away from his increasingly dysfunctional family, takes a job at the Water Wizz water park, and comes under the protective wing of its manager Owen (Sam Rockwell), who guides the young boy through troubled times with every ounce of effort his good-humored slackerdom will allow. The co-directorial debut for the Oscar® winning screenwriters of The Descendants, The Way, Way Back expertly balances its uproarious moments with tender observations of loss and pain. Faxon and Rash have mustered a sterling cast of scene-stealers (including Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, and themselves, appearing as eccentric co-workers of Rockwell's) against whom newcomer James more than holds his own.

Director Biography
Separately, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are immediately recognizable from their turns in movies and TV shows such as Reno 911, Ben and Kate (Faxon), and Community (Rash). Since meeting in legendary comedy troupe The Groundlings, they have co-written several television pilots and won the Oscar® along with Alexander Payne for their screenplay to The Descendants (2011).

It's Saturday night and time to party! 
Screening of The Way, Way Back at SIFF Cinema Uptown with party following at Kaspar's.

Director: Jim Rash, Nat Faxon
Principal Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 103 minutes
Producer: Kevin J. Walsh, Tom Rice
Screenplay: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Cinematographers: John Bailey
Editors: Tatiana S. Riegel
Music: Rob Simonsen
Website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thewaywayback/
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Fox Searchlight
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