The Way, Way Back is an American comedy film both directed and written by the team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. It premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and hits U.S. theaters July 5, 2013.
The story of 14-year-old Duncan's (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and Trent's daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.
- Steve Carell as Trent, Pam's boyfriend
- Liam James as Duncan
- AnnaSophia Robb as Susanna, Duncan's crush
- Amanda Peet as Joan
- Sam Rockwell as Owen
- Toni Collette as Pam, Duncan's mother
- Allison Janney as Betty
- Maya Rudolph as Caitlyn
- Rob Corddry as Kip