Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Way Way Back Australian Movie Premiere - Toni Collette At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

The Way Way Back Australian Movie Premiere - Toni Collette At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia - 6th June 2013

'The Way Way Back' enjoyed its Sydney red carpet premiere tonight at the beautiful State Theatre.

The movie is part of the current Sydney Film Festival, which has thousands of Sydney movie lovers braving the cold and wet weather than this season is shedding upon Sydney.


Funny, smart and uplifting, The Way, Way Back is a well-crafted coming-of-age comedy with winning performances by a stellar cast. Fourteen-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is forced to spend the summer vacation with his mother Pam (Toni Collette), her condescending boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and his mean-girl daughter. Constantly humiliated, Duncan struggles until he meets Owen (Sam Rockwell, in arguably his best performance), the manager of a somewhat dishevelled Water Wizz water park. Rebellious, relaxed, and very funny, Owen pokes fun at Duncan, but at the same time gives him the confidence to stand up for himself and find his place in the world. Directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are the Oscar®-winning writers of The Descendents and both accomplished actors themselves - Rash in Community and Faxon in Ben and Kate. Here they have made a heartwarming, inspiring and hilarious film.

Plot Outline

During a vacation in a Northeast beach town, a lonely teenage boy, Duncan (Liam James), comes into his own over the course of a summer through an unlikely friendship with the manager of a local water park (Sam Rockwell). Duncan’s mother, Pam (Toni Collette), alienates her young son through her determined efforts to make her relationship work with her carousing boyfriend (Steve Carell) whose disingenuous attempts to build a family are immediately transparent to Duncan.

Sydney Film Festival screenings:

Thursday 6 June, 9:30 PM State Theatre
Monday 10 June, 4:15 PM Event Cinemas George Street


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