The Way, Way Back | Full Movie
The Way, Way Back
- 1h 44m
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Dive into this hilarious comedy from the studio that brought you Little Miss Sunshine and Juno! While 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Toni Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), he befriends the gregarious manager (Sam Rockwell) of a local water park. The two form a powerful bond, resulting in a vacation Duncan will never forget!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Despite its familiar themes, The Way Way Back makes use of its talented cast, finely tuned script, and an abundance of charm to deliver a funny and satisfying coming-of-age story.
J. R. Jones
Nice comedic work from Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney buoys this pleasant but routine coming-of-a...
June 22, 2017
This film's masterstroke is showing everything from Duncan's point of view, without the traditiona...
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Refreshing coming-of-age tale a joy for teens and up.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Way, Way Back is an empathetic, entertaining coming-of-age dramedy that rings true on many levels, capturing what it's like to be a 14-year-old boy surrounded by adults who should be doing a better job of acting their age. Some themes (i.e. infidelity) may be too much for tweens, but teens will appreciate the challenges the main character faces and how he decides to confront them. Expect scenes showing adults in various states of inebriation (mostly giggly and neglectful), seducing others who aren't their mates, and being cruel to teens, among others. A teen is shown sneaking a few beers into her purse; others talk about how one teen supplies adults with weed. Language includes one "f--k," plus "s--t" and "a--hole," and there's innuendo and stolen kisses between a couple who are involved with other people.
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- Genre:Comedy, Teen, Drama
- Release Date:July 5, 2013
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD