Interview: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash: The Way Way Back

After winning an Oscar in 2011, both Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had the opportunity to make the film they had always dreamed of making: The Way Way Back.  One of the first screenplays the pair had ever written, the film boasts an impressive cast and was a hit when it debuted this past January at the Sundance Film Festival.  We were given the opportunity to sit down with the co-writers, directors and stars of the film, uncovering why this story is so special to the both of them, what inspires them to write, and a few unknown 'talents' along the way.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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