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    One film that I’ve been looking forward to this year has been The Way, Way Back, the directorial debut of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (coming off of their Oscar wins for writing The Descendants). Well, the time for its release is etching closer, and the first trailer has been released.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6qoaVUdbWMs    

    I’m liking what I’m seeing so far. The atmosphere seems to be adeptly blending quirky humor with an authentic sense of angst, and Sam Rockwell looks like he’s going to deliver another top-notch performance.

    The Way, Way Back is scheduled to come out on July 5, 2013. 

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    Macbeth
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    It looks very charming and promising. It is nice to see Steve Carrell do more antagonistic roles

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    Madson Melo
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    Rockwell is SO overdue for a nomination. And gosh, he’s hot!

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    Malick
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    I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

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    I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

    She’s never winning. 

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    Malick
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    [quote=”MalickFanboy”]I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

    She’s never winning. [/quote]

    I know it has looked that way for awhile now but anything its possible. And its a real shame she keeps missing while actresses that do nothing in their respective movies (Amy Adams) keep getting nominated.

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    Madson Melo
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    [quote=”black30″][quote=”MalickFanboy”]I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

    She’s never winning. [/quote]

    I know it has looked that way for awhile now but anything its possible. And its a real shame she keeps missing while actresses that do nothing in their respective movies (Amy Adams) keep getting nominated.[/quote]

    Ouch!

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    [quote=”black30″][quote=”MalickFanboy”]I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

    She’s never winning. [/quote]

    I know it has looked that way for awhile now but anything its possible. And its a real shame she keeps missing while actresses that do nothing in their respective movies (Amy Adams) keep getting nominated.[/quote]The Oscars were never a meritocracy — don’t believe the hype. It is and always has been a popularity contest and an insider’s club. 

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    Malick
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    [quote=”MalickFanboy”][quote=”black30″][quote=”MalickFanboy”]I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

    She’s never winning. [/quote]

    I know it has looked that way for awhile now but anything its possible. And its a real shame she keeps missing while actresses that do nothing in their respective movies (Amy Adams) keep getting nominated.[/quote]The Oscars were never a meritocracy — don’t believe the hype. It is and always has been a popularity contest and an insider’s club. [/quote]

    Very well said.

    Thats why 2012 was such a shock to me. Because my favourite directorial effort actually won. That has NEVER happened before. And its looks like you got what you wanted in 90′ (from your photo atleast) with Misery lol.

    But anyways here’s to hoping Toni gets some good notice for The Way Way Back.

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    I’m just a little worried about how I’m going to like this I’m not really a fan of these directors; even so, I’m THRILLED by the cast. Nice seeing AnnaSophia Robb back in a potentially good film; I absolutely love Sam Rockwell and imo he can do anything, any genre, and do it in spectacular fashion. I make a point of watching his films.
    I think this is the first time Collette and  Carell have worked together in a film since Little Miss Sunshine. I hope they can bring the best from each other because their energy is great together.
    I grow ever more a fan of Allison Janney and I hope she gets some attention for her work as well.

    I’m looking forward to the possible screenplay nomination  

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    babypook
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    [quote=”MalickFanboy”][quote=”black30″][quote=”MalickFanboy”]I want this to become a vehicle for Toni Collette. She’s been ovelooked too many times.

    She’s never winning. [/quote]

    I know it has looked that way for awhile now but anything its possible. And its a real shame she keeps missing while actresses that do nothing in their respective movies (Amy Adams) keep getting nominated.[/quote]

    The Oscars were never a meritocracy — don’t believe the hype. It is and always has been a popularity contest and an insider’s club. [/quote]

    Lol! Still, one could make the point that, campaigning, saying the right things, making friends, excellent deal-making, and being personable is a skill-set as well. 

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    bump

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    Kevin Dillon
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    Woops tried to find this thread but did not see it !

    My full review:

    http://eternalthoughtsofkevinsmind.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-way-way-back-is-heartfelt-coming-of.html 

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    Aha, seek and ye shall find! I’ll bump this thread up since I saw this movie yesterday. I LOVED IT! The tone was just perfect. I like how it felt like it could have been set in almost any decade. The themes are universal and except for 1 scene with an iPod, it looks like it could have too. The performances were top notch. Sam Rockwell was even better than advertised. I would definitely cheer for a best supporting actor nom for him. He was charming, funny, touching, and sensitive without ever going into caricature. Allison Janney is a scene stealing riot as the drunk neighbor. Steve Carrell is once again great going against type as the jerk of a boyfriend to the heartbreaking Toni Collette. Not sure if Collette made enough of an impact for a nom, but thought she was great. AnnaSophia Robb was very good in her role as well. And there was fine support from Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, and Nate & Jim. The film hinged on the lead kid Duncan, portrayed by Liam James, and he delivers. His face is so wonderfully expressive and you can read so much on it. Watching him go from introverted & withdrawn, to happier, to confident, to standing up for his family was a wonderful transformation. It may be too sentimental for some and yes there isn’t a lot “new” here, but what is here is so well-done and very much worth seeing. Nat & Jim did a great job on the screenplay and direction.

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    Saw this yesterday, and absolutely loved it. I have a small spot for both “cute little indie movies with extremely talented casts” and “coming of age dramadies” and this fit perfectly into both categories, so you can imagine how happy I was. I hope this picks up at the box office and can become a small hit, which would certainly help people remember it come Oscar time. It definitely deserves the recognition. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash did a great job for their first directorial effort, and the screenplay was definitely a lot less heavy than “The Descendants,” but great in its own right. The cast here was just phenomenal. Liam James had the pressure of carrying the entire movie on his shoulders (literally, even when he isn’t “in” the scene, it only exists because he is overhearing it), and as BamaEd commented, seeing his growth from start to finish is just great. Steve Carell is great as the antagonist, and as someone who has always appreciated his attempts to be “evil,” this was the first time where I felt he actually was kind of despicable. Toni Collette did a great job, and I wish we’d had just a little more with her character, but she’s a phenomenal actress and it shows. I can’t remember the last I saw from AnnaSophia Robb, but get her in more movies right away because she was great in her small role. The smaller roles played by Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Maya Rudolph, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash were very good (especially the latter three, I just loved every scene involving the Water Wizz crew). The two standouts for me, though, were Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell. I think everyone had such a strict idea of what kind of actor Janney was because of “The West Wing,” but, for me, since “Juno” in 2007, I continue to be impressed and extremely entertained by her performances. She has a great little role here, and while it don’t think it would be enough to get solid Oscar buzz rolling, I was still in love with the character. If anyone in the ensemble has the best shot at getting a date with Oscar, it’s Sam Rockwell. I’m a sucker for mentor-type movies like this, and Rockwell’s character is just…well, he’s just great. His humor, his growth, it’s all wonderful, and Rockwell does a masterful job with it. He can definitely find a place in the Supporting category, no doubt. I’ll be interested to see how this turns out come Oscar season, because I know I’ll definitely be rooting for it.

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