2013 Movies You're Not Looking Forward To Yet, But Should Be
The Way Way Back
You may know Nat Faxon from stints on shows like Party Down and Mad Men, plus his current lead role on Ben and Kate, and you may know Jim Rash as the hysterical Dean Pelton on Community, but what you may not know is that they’re also Oscar-winning screenwriters. In 2011 they teamed up with Alexander Payne to make The Descendants and the result was one of the best films of that year. And now the duo is teaming up for a directorial project all their own: The Way, Way Back.
Set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, the movie is a coming of age story about a kid who strikes up a friendship with the owner of a local water park while dealing with his inattentive mother and cheating stepfather, and if Faxon and Rash’s involvement isn’t enough of a sell, take a look at the amazing cast. Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry make up the ensemble, which is headed up by Liam James (Psych, The Killing) as the main character. If a tiny little indie comedy can attract that much attention from such talented people you know it must be some kind of special.
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