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'The Way, Way Back' filmmakers on writing as a team

by Take Two

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Still from the film "The Way, Way Back."

The new film, "The Way, Way Back," stars Steve Carrell as Trent and Toni Collette as his girlfriend Pam. Trent takes Pam away for the summer to his beach house along with her 14-year old son, Duncan. 

It's a rough summer for Duncan, who is in the prime of awkward adolescence, but it does get better, thanks to a friendship with a local waterpark employee played by Sam Rockwell.

"The Way, Way Back" was written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, the team that won an Oscar for their adapted screenplay for the "Descendants."

You may recognize them from their onscreen comedy work. They stopped by the studio recently to talk about the film.

 

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