I’d heard lovely things about this film so I was really happy to see it come to netflix. It’s got an insanely awesome cast and tells the somewhat typical coming of age story of a boy forced to go away for the summer and how he came back a bit more of a man. Carell plays his mom’s asshole boyfriend. Toni Collette is the mom in question, and you only need to watch the last scene and shot of the film to know what a force of nature she is as an actor. She does so much with so little, it’s beautiful. Sam Rockwell is and will always been a favourite of mine, he’s not doing anything he hasn’t done a million times before here, but he does it well and with charm. It’s nice to see Amanda Peet, Alison Janney, and Maya Rudolph rounding out the cast, but they’re a tad bit under used here. If you dig coming of age stories this is a sweet one, and easy to find on Netflix.