Meet the directors of the film, 'The Way, Way Back'

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Their faces might not be familiar, however, the movies they write and direct resonate with many filmgoers.

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon won an Academy Award (as well as a Writers Guild and Independent Spirit Award) for co-writing the "The Descendant," along with its director, Alexander Payne.

They stopped by KARE 11 News @4 to talk about their latest effort, "The Way, Way Back."

The movie, THE WAY, WAY BACK is the coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan's (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin).

Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen (Sam Rockwell), the gregarious manager of the Water Wizz Water Park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.

For their next project, Rash and Faxon are currently writing another original screenplay for Fox Searchlight, as well as an action comedy for Indian Paintbrush. It will be a starring vehicle for their friend, Kristen Wiig.

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