It has been quite some time since a really good coming of age movie was released. Not since the glory days of John Hughes has a movie come out that, in my opinion, really sticks as a staple of the genre itself… And like my Bloodsport review, John Hughes was also in the 80’s… Like Action movies… And slasher flicks… Son of a bitch! 1980’s Why must you be so topical?! But I digress. The Way, Way Back may not be the most memorable or necessarily best coming of age movie I have seen, but it certainly has a charm to it that cannot be denied.
From the collective minds of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon (who both have roles in the film as Lewis and Roddy respectively), the duo is able to bring us a very fascinating story of a young man coming to grips with the divorce of his parents and gaining more confidence in himself from his summer spent at a water park called the Water Wizz. Not to mention a blossoming summer love story between him and the girl next door Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb) as well as learning to stand up to his mother’s new love interest and all around douche, Trent (Steve Carell). Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Way, Way Back”