Friday, July 19, 2013
Charming coming-of-age tale 'The Way, Way Back' overcomes predictable format
By Joselyn Noveck/The Associated Press
There’s something inherently formulaic about summer coming-of-age movies. A quirky, awkward and misunderstood kid takes a summer off from regular life and finds a way — at the beach or by the pool — to, well, come of age, often with the help of an equally quirky adult. And that’s precisely what happens in “The Way, Way Back,” featuring an expert cast led by Steve Carell, Toni Collette and the terrific Sam Rockwell as that quirky adult. ...