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.|