The Way, Way Back

Review: The Way, Way Back

23 Oct 13

Not Bad

If you've ever seen the movie Meatballs from 1979 with Bill Murray you'll recognize that this has a similar plotline (although without the hijinks). Sam Rockwell (as "Owen") plays the fast-talking Murray-type character who works at a water-park, who takes a shy adolescent boy under his wing. I did enjoy the movie; it held my interest all the way through although I found the ending slightly unsatisfying. The denouement at the waterpark was expected although there seems little reasoning behind the success of the main character (you'll understand when you see it).