The Way Way Back
Liam James and Sam Rockwell


Overview - An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy-drama. Sensing that he's drifting away from his mother Pam during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend Trent, and Trent's daughter Steph, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky park employee Owen, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell co-star.

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Overview

An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy-drama. Sensing that he's drifting away from his mother Pam during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend Trent, and Trent's daughter Steph, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky park employee Owen, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Nat Faxon - Director
Jim Rash - Director
Liam James
Sam Rockwell
Steve Carell
Toni Collette
AnnaSophia Robb
Allison Janney
Maya Rudolph
Amanda Peet
Rob Corddry
Jim Rash

 
Details
Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (Digital Copy)
  • Run Time: 96
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543889304
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material)
  • Release Date: October 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age
Family Interaction
Self-Discovery

 
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Reviews:
"This coming-of-ager can be explosively funny in parts..." - 01/21/2013 Variety


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "With its subtle wit, engaging story, topnotch ensemble cast and sparkling dialogue, it's this summer's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE." - 07/04/2013 USA Today


"THE WAY, WAY BACK has the charm of timelessness..." - 07/03/2013 New York Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "Collette, Carell and Rockwell all give detailed, lived-in leading performances." - 07/05/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


"If you're looking for pleasure...for the surprise and depth of feeling that a wonderful movie can convey, THE WAY, WAY BACK is the revelation of the day." - 07/04/2013 Wall Street Journal


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart." - 07/08/2013 Rolling Stone


"Authenticity gives the movie its witty, heartwarming, hopeful, sentimental, searing and relatable edge." - 07/04/2013 Los Angeles Times


"[Rockwell] gooses the film with a manic sense of motormouthed anarchy. He's like Bill Murray in MEATBALLS..." -- Grade: B - 07/12/2013 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with much TLC and sympathy, itÂ’s perfectly tailored to the tongue-tied teen in us all." - 08/14/2013 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit." - 08/28/2013 Empire

 
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