#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Duncan (Liam James) is not a popular kid and it doesn’t look like the summer is going to offer anything better for him. His mother’s boyfriend has invited them to his beach house where Duncan is expected to improve his personality and physical appearance, and meet girls. But his would-be step-sister doesn’t want anything to do with him and his shy demeanor makes it difficult for him to meet anybody new. When Duncan wanders into the Water Wizz, the local water park, he meets adult employees who are just having fun. Owen (Sam Rockwell) lets Duncan work with him and their new-found bond will help each other mature and find their place in life. Which for Duncan means standing up to his would-be step-father, having a conversation with the girl next door and being more comfortable with who he is.
Plot: Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
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A Heartwarming Coming-Of-Age Tale
In all honesty, I completely loved this film, it is one of the most heartwarming coming-of-age stories of recent years and blends comedy, drama and emotion perfectly. With top notch performances, most notably from Sam Rockwell as the overzealous-yet-lovable waterpark manager Owen and Steve Carrel as the somewhat unexpectedly despicable Trent, both James and Robb also do wonders as the young duo. The film itself has a nice indie feel to it with a fantastic acoustic score, supported by some fine music choices and a generally satisfying story as a whole. A definite must-watch if you enjoy coming-of-age dramas with that hint of heartwarming humour.
Dramedy done right…
At this point, I will pretty much see anything with Steve Carell or Sam Rockwell and since they were both in this one, it’s like I won the lottery…granted, lottery in the form of a really entertaining movie and not in the way that anyone actually wants to win the lottery.
Coming-of-age stories and films about awkward teens/adults/people coming out of their shells once they meet the right person to show them they have worth isn’t anything new or original. However, writer/directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash presented a film that was both simultaneously familiar and new. The movie was capable of making you laugh your backside off but then, the next moment, made you feel towards the characters and their journeys. To put it simply, Faxon and Rash made a very human film with real emotion behind it.
This emotional element was only supported and enhanced by the terrific cast the film had. Liam James is great as Duncan, the awkward teen. Steve Carell really showed another side of his talent by playing the really awful boyfriend of Duncan’s mother. Toni Collette is once again incredible as she portrays Duncan’s mom but the real show stealer for me was Sam Rockwell as Owen; the man who is, for the most part, a complete slacker working at the local water park but also becomes Duncan’s best friend and the person who teaches him that he has self worth and is greater than he realizes. Rockwell’s performance makes the film go even further as his friendship with Duncan makes it a semi-buddy comedy as well as a comedy of age comedy/drama.
The movie is one of those bittersweet comedies/dramas that can make you feel a whole range of emotions as the running length progresses. On the surface it could look like a dozen movies that can out over the years before it but the final product is so much more and has so much more heart than I had originally anticipated.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Writer Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb
Awards 5 wins & 30 nominations.
Production Company Sycamore Pictures, Odd Lot Entertainment, Doubleyou Inc.
Sound Mix Dolby, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical), D-Cinema