‘The Way, Way Back’ Cast & Crew Interviews: Liam James And AnnaSophia Robb

way way back whysoblu 1-001The Way Way Back is the coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen (Sam Rockwell), the gregarious manager of the Water Wizz Water Park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget. This film is the directorial debut for Academy Award winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants) and this is the second of four posts where you will hear what the cast and crew had to say about being a part of the film.

This interview features Liam James (most recently seen on The Killing) and AnnaSophia Robb (star of Soul Surfer and TVs The Carrie Diaries).  Liam James is the film’s main character, Duncan, who tries to make the best of his summer, once he manages to get away from his mom’s boyfriend.  AnnaSophia Robb is Susanna, the girl next door, who is happy to befriend Duncan, seeing that he is pretty miserable when around the beach house and away from the water park.  In this interview, the two discuss their own summer experiences, advice given to them by the older actors, fun at the water park used in the film, being ‘child actors’, work on TV vs. movies, and more.

The following clip is a recording of this interview, which was done in a roundtable style, featuring Liam James, AnnaSophia Robb, myself, and a few other film journalists.  I will note that there may be a few spoiler-ish elements discussed about the film, along with some language for those who may be concerned on that level.  Regardless, please enjoy the clip, as I had fun participating in the conversation!

The Link Can Be Found Here

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The Way Way Back opens in limited release on July 5 and will expand to more theaters during the summer.

My review for the film can be found HERE and the other interview posts can be found HERE.

You can learn more about the film at its official website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thewaywayback/

Check out the trailer for the film below:

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Aaron is a writer/reviewer for WhySoBlu.com. Follow him on Twitter @AaronsPS3.
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Writer/Reviewer, Film Lover, Podcaster, Gamer, Comic Reader, Disc Golfer & a Lefty. There are too many films, TV, books, etc. for me to list as favorites, but I can assure that the amount film knowledge within my noggin is ridiculous, though I am always open to learning more. You can follow me on Twitter @AaronsPS4, see what else I am up to at TheCodeIsZeek.com & check out my podcast, Out Now with Aaron and Abe, on iTunes.

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