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Empire premiered the UK trailer for Jim Rash and Nat Faxon‘s The Way, Way Back, which hit select cities in the US today.  The film, which currently holds an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, is a coming of age story about a teen (Liam James) who picks up a summer job at a water park in order to escape his uneasy relationship with his mom’s boyfriend (Steve Carell).  The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Toni Collete, Zoe Levin, Allison Janney and Rob Corddry.

This is Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s directorial debut, having previously scripted The Descendants.  Hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis, and if The Way, Way Back is playing in your area, be sure to check this one out.

THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant 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 gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world—all during a summer he will never forget.

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