Fourteen-year-old Duncan (Liam James), a socially awkward boy saddened by his parents recent divorce, has been dragged along to a small seaside town for the summer. His mother Pam (Toni Collette) has an imposing new boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carrell), who has his own wild child daughter (Zo Levin) and whose summerhouse will serve as their lodging. Duncan is consistently at odds with Trent, struggles to fit in with the other kids, and finds himself removed from his mother, who spends most of her time with Trent and his friends (amongst them Allison Janney, Amanda Peet and Rob Corrdry). Though befriending Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb) the girl staying next door, Duncan’s life begins to change when he meets Owen (Rockwell), the manager of a water park called Water Wizz. Soon enough he begins to come out of his shell when he is hired as an employee.
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