. Dan begins to notice signs of Jack's alcoholism, including an allusion to his drinking habits by Memorial's coach and finding beer cans in Jack's office. Our fundraising burden for 2020 is roughly $375,000, and with virtually no overhead, your gifts translate directly into mission and ministry. XHTML: You can use these tags:
. THE WAY WAY BACK is a well-executed coming-of-age film, written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, the same guys that did THE DESCENDENTS. Jack encourages him to take the shot himself as the team's best player, and to develop his leadership skills. Their final game of the season is a rematch with Memorial. Affleck is in a very personal zone here. As Duncan’s love-interest and fellow teen says: “It sucks here . Why is teamwork important? It has mature themes of substance abuse, marital separation, family strife, loss, terminal illness, and redemption. Join now. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic causing movie theaters across the globe to close, Warner Bros. made the film available to own digitally on March 24, 2020. The film stars Liam James as Duncan, a shy 14-year-old who goes on summer vacation to Cape Cod, Massachusetts with his mother and her abusive boyfriend. Frequent profanity, especially "f--k," often in front of teens. Trent in retaliation tells Duncan his divorced father does not want him. Talk about Cunningham's approach to teamwork compared to Brandon's (or Cunningham's vs. the team chaplain's). When Duncan arrives back at the beach house, Pam tells him they are leaving with Trent and Steph. [6] On July 15, 2013, the film was added to an additional 60 theaters, and grossed $1,110,000. One kiss. And he swears more like a Hollywood-stereotypical Miami drug dealer than a Long Beach Catholic high school coach. 2) Should not have broke the rule: when three kids get stuck in the water-slide tube, Owen makes it a mock-drama by announcing this and getting a very big kid to be launched down the tube to break the log-jam. "[22], 2020 American sports-drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor, causing movie theaters across the globe to close, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, "Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. In the opening scene of the movie when Trent asks Duncan to rate himself on a scale of 1 to 10, Duncan answers that he’s a 6. Rated PG-13 | For Some Sexual Content, Language, Brief Drug Material and Thematic Elements X. At present this includes (but is not limited to) a daily weblog, weekly podcasts, a quarterly print magazine, semi-annual conferences, and an ongoing publications initiative. There is the main set, Duncan’s mom, her boyfriend Trent, and three other adults who seem the center of a slightly larger annual summer community of vacationers. The story as a whole seems critical of those who think they need no rules for their roles, particularly with respect to marriage. And note that by the end of the film, Owen seems heading towards marriage with his lady-friend, while Trent is not. Simply click on the button below and follow the instructions. When the Bishop Hayes High School basketball team suddenly needs a new coach, former star athlete Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) is tapped for the job. Later that evening, Duncan and Susanna have an awkward conversation from their adjacent porches. [11], The film was originally scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019. What consequences does Cunningham face due to a lack of self-control? As a result, student interest in basketball has dropped greatly, leaving the team with just six varsity players. I heard that there is a lot of swearing in this movie but after the movie I didn... Inspiring football drama brings history to life. That's who Cunningham is, but for parents, it may be cringey to see the high school kids pick up on his favorite word: "f--k." Cunningham isn't intended to be a role model, and yet he is to these boys -- and therefore might, in a sideways direction, be to your kids. CATALOGS. That’s what happens with these adults, but the drinking gets heavy quick, and they shunt the kids and teenagers they’ve brought off to the beach. Trent shoots that down and says, “I think you’re a 3.” Duncan carries this rating around with him the entire film. How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives, Participate in DigCit Week with your kid by using curated activities from Wide Open School, Online Playdates, Game Nights, and Other Ways to Socialize at a Distance, Keeping Kids Motivated for Online Learning, Set limits for violence and more with Plus, Good for older kids but NOT for young kids, 5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success. Trent, Steph, Pam and Duncan regroup in the car, where Pam finally stands up for herself as they head out of town. [5] In October 2018, Janina Gavankar joined the cast of the film. His drinking decreases, and he begins to spend more time with his family and friends. In the “Owen intercedes” scene you mention, “friend of the 3” has to be one of my favorite movie lines in a long time. Are there realistic consequences? Fantastic, inspiring baseball drama covers all its bases. Edie Brickell. Do you think any of the scenes made drinking look like fun or a bonding activity? The film could be mistaken as merely a sentimental coming-of-age story, but The Way Way Back strikes a deeper emotional chord. Sometimes it's not about changing the past--it's about getting a second shot. for him. While protesting a call, Jack is ejected; Bishop Hayes loses the game. Accompanied by Peter, Duncan sneaks away to Water Wizz where Owen is throwing a going away party for Lewis. Scott Tobias of The Dissolve ( Pitchfork’s new website about film, which I heartily recommend) wrote a negative review of the film in which he described it as implausible and predictable. WHEN: Mockingbird was incorporated in June 2007 and is currently in its 13th year of operation. But more important are roles; these are more defined by the love and the neediness that bring them into being and sustain their function, than by the rules society gives us for ordering them. It makes perfect sense at this party for the kids to join in the dancing. He brings him into it. Jack accidentally enters the wrong house, where he is confronted by its occupants. Duncan stalks away. He’s enlivening things. When Marcus arrives late for the next game, Jack kicks him off of the team. Some of his coaching techniques are the opposite of what the school is teaching. The film went on to debut to $8.5 million, finishing third at the box office. This is the best film of the summer for me. He gives Duncan a job at the water park where he starts to come out of his shell interacting with the eccentric staff. FEATURED MOVIES. Let’s begin with the most obvious one:  adults behaving as children. [1][2], In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside Onward and the wide expansion of Emma, and was projected to gross $7–10 million from 2,718 theaters in its opening weekend. The crummy adults just joke in front of the kids, often inappropriately and in a dominate-the-conversation way, whereas Owen shows Duncan by example how to joke. The sight of their grief disturbs Jack, who leaves the hospital and returns to his regular bar, where he begins drinking again. Jack is weighed down with disappointment. “Duncan spends half the movie wearing an expression somewhere between mopey and eerily absent, as if he’s gone beyond ordinary teenage malaise and half-checked out of consciousness altogether…It would be one thing if Duncan were merely an unformed mass of quirks and emotions, but he’s such a blank that it’s a wonder why anyone takes an interest in him, the audience included.”. He has a role, a self-invented one, at the park. Releases "The Way Back" and "Birds of Prey" on Digital March 24", https://www.newdvdreleasedates.com/m5838/the-way-back-dvd-release-date, "Disney-Pixar's 'Onward' Eyes $100M Global Start, Even With Coronavirus Concerns", "Weekend Box Office Headed To 22-Year-Low At $58M+ As Coronavirus Fears Grip Nation", "Ben Affleck in 'The Way Back': Film Review", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Way_Back_(2020_film)&oldid=980951907, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 12:44. While at Thanksgiving dinner with his mother, his sister Beth, and her family, Beth reveals that friends, including Angela, have expressed concern about his drinking and isolation from friends and family. Cunningham is deeply flawed yet is trying to find redemption. At a pizza restaurant, he runs into the staff of Water Wizz, the local water park. That’s about him.” You can see Duncan’s identity as a “three” being shattered by Owen and the rest of the water park staff. Jack visits Brandon's father Russ at his work, informing him that Brandon has received attention from college recruiters. His character, Jack Cunningham, is the kind of person who's often called a "guy's guy" -- and the movie's story will most likely appeal to older men who may better relate to the way Cunningham deals with the painful knocks life has handed him. At the game, Memorial jumps out to an early lead, but Bishop Hayes gradually mounts a comeback. ‌If you’re a current HBO subscriber, you might already have access to HBO Max — all of HBO plus blockbuster movies, must-see series, and new Max Originals. Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog. The setting is also interesting: the extended get-away at an East-Coast beach house strip, with the kids dragged along, but left to amuse themselves as the adults drink, joke, gossip, flirt, and drink some more.