Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Movie Trailer Tuesday - The Way, Way Back

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie/dvd recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out. 

Have you watched any good movies recently? Feel free to share in the comments below...


Duncan is a quiet and awkward teen who is constantly belittled by his mom's boyfriend, Trent. Forced to spend the summer at Trent's beach house, Duncan just wants to escape the unhappy situation. He secretly takes a job at a nearby water park. There, with the help of his zany boss, Owen, he finds friendship and a place to fit in. With Owen's encouragement, Duncan finally starts to come out of his shell.

I love this movie! It has such a great cast, including Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney - all faves of mine. Duncan's situation is pretty sad and the movie broke my heart to watch at times. It was especially weird seeing Steve Carell play a not-so-nice character. But, in the end it was a very moving story - serious but also with moments of wit and humor that made me laugh.

 Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material