Liam James as Duncan
Toni Collette as Pam
Steve Carell as Trent
Sam Rockwell as Owen
Allison Janney as Betty
AnnaSophia Robb as Susanna
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Running Time: 103 minutes
Genre: Comedy/ Drama
Directors & Writers: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.
Description: Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her
overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time
fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the
Water Wizz water park.
- Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who both Wrote and Directed this movie, won an Academy Award, along with Alexander Payne, for Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants. They also play employees at the Water Wizz water park in this film.
- Liam James, who plays the teenage boy, Duncan, in this movie was also Young Shawn from 2006-2010 in one of our favorite TV shows – Psych.
- I compare this movie to Little Miss Sunshine (2006) as a drama with some comedy scenes. I just realized that Toni Collette and Steve Carell are also in that movie too.
- Who is Sam Rockwell and why haven’t I seen any of his movies? I remember when he played Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2002 but I didn’t see the movie. He is amazing in The Way Way Back!