Oscar-winning "The Descendants" writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash make their directorial debut here in an "Adventureland"-esque story of a young, awkward teen (Liam James) who finds a community to thrive in at a local water park one summer. Leading the way is Sam Rockwell (who always rules), taking him under his wing, while on the home front, he's trying to come to terms with this mom's (Toni Collette) new boyfriend, an asshole played by Steve Carell (in an interesting change of pace). And all of this while young love blooms with a new girl (AnnaSophia Robb).
Is it reinventing the wheel? Nope. Does it look charming and winning? Yep. "The Way, Way Back" arrives on July 5th. Watch below.