The Way, Way Back
An awkward teen at undeclared war with his mother’s boyfriend (Steve Carell) finds solace at his waterslide park summer holiday job, where he’s taken under the wing of the gregarious manager played by Sam Rockwell. (Report, Page 12.) They say: Great reviews for the cast (including Toni Collette and Rob Corddry), a stealthy emotional whoomp and the unflinching comic truth of the script, written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash ( The Descendants). Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (debut). Wesay: Sweet and smart, but the ‘‘indie coming of age US comedy drama’’ is fast becoming as genre-formulaic as the cop movie or rom-com. Running time 103 minutes. Screens at Australia Fair, Pacific Fair, Tweed City, Harbour Town, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Robina, Coolangatta.