Fox Searchlight is releasing the Sundance hit in theaters this summer
Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell play two very different kind of jerks in the Sundance comedy hit "The Way, Way Back."
The coming-of-age film directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon ("The Descendants") follows Duncan (Liam Jones), an introverted teenager who is stuck spending the summer with his mom (Toni Collette) at a beach house with her pompous boyfriend (Carell).
Things get off to a rough start when Carell attempts to bond with Duncan by calling him "a three" on the shallow one-to-ten looks scale. To make matters worse, Carell forces the poor kid to wear a bulky life preserver on a boat trip, while his girl-next-door crush AnnaSophia Robb ("The Carrie Diaries") remains free of the always-embarrassing safety device.
Rockwell offers Duncan a job at Water Wizz water park, where he mentors the young man in the art of picking up chicks. He's still a jerk to the kid, but manages to rag on him like an equal, as opposed to an overbearing adult trying way too hard to be a father figure.
Fox Searchlight is releasing the relatable comedy on July 5.
Watch the delightful trailer full of delightful jerks:
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