January 22nd, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Toni’s latest film, “The Way, Way Back”, celebrated its world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, yesterday. Toni attended both the film’s premiere and after-party in Park City. Pictures from the event have been added to the image library.

Entertainment Weekly has a very nice review on its premiere: Anyone who thought the Sundance Film Festival would suffer a post-first-weekend malaise did not anticipate The Way, Way Back, a throwback summer comedy from Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the Oscar-winning screenwriters of The Descendents. There were 1,001 possible versions of Way Back that could’ve been made — 1,000 of them forgettable — but their tale is salvaged by a gonzo mentor (Sam Rockwell) received a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at Park City’s Eccles Theater Monday afternoon. Sources close to The Way, Way Back confirm that Fox Searchlight has settled a deal to distribute the comedy for just under the record $10.5 million the company paid for Little Miss Sunshine in 2006. Terms are settled and negotiations are over, with Searchlight planning an announcement shortly.

According to Vulture, the coming-of-age-comedy was well-received. “The Way, Way Back” follows a teenager (Liam James) on summer vacation; he can barely put up with the overbearing asshole (Steve Carell) who’s been dating his mom (Toni Collette). A video from the event, featuring first scenes from the film, has been released and can be watched in the video archive.

One Response to ““The Way, Way Back” Sundance premiere and party (video)”
Brian Bartlett! Green Harbor, MA

Wow! What incredible reviews. Congratulations Toni and family. Can’t wait to see Green Hahba on on the big screen!

Jan 23, 13 at 10:29 pm