Monday, September 8, 2014

Her Pick 2010s: The Way Way Back

This was my pick for 2010s. It actually came out last year. We have become fans of these random independent comedies. Some are more bizarre and some less decent than others. This one was a definite hit. The title refers to the "way way back" section of a station wagon where the main character is sitting when the movie begins and ends.

It's about a 14 year old boy who is going to spend the summer with his divorced mom and her boyfriend and boyfriends daughter. 
The boyfriend is mean to the boy, Duncan, and he sticks out badly in this summer beach town. 

It's not a new idea for a plot, the awkward teen finding his way over the course of a summer. But the actors in this particular version do a really great job of being who they are in this story. The humor is very good and several of the characters reminded me of real people I have known. 
It's not an edge of your seat movie and it doesn't have many surprises. But it's just a well told story and character study. 
I give this one an 8/10. Less than my 9s due to it just not being very deep or new. But a very good movie and most definitely worth seeing. 
We have two more movies left. 

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