Following the acclaim - and the Oscar - they received for their script for "The Descendants," writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash earned critical kudos again for this comedy-drama centering around a youngster (Liam James) who feels out of place while vacationing on Cape Cod with his mother and her boyfriend (Toni Collette, Steve Carell).
He finds a kindred spirit, and respite from his otherwise unhappy stay, in the manager (Sam Rockwell) of a water park. The excellent cast also includes Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, and Faxon and Rash themselves. DVD extras: "making-of" documentaries; deleted scenes. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)
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