The Way Way Back Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1496

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 61

Theatrical Release Date: 07/05/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/22/2013

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Actors: AnnaSophia Robb, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Toni Collette, Allison Janney

Plot: A 14-year-old isn't looking forward to the summer, as he has to deal with his single-mom's new overbearning boyfriend, Trent. Although he has trouble finding his way, at a local run-down waterpark where he takes a job he finds a mentor in the laid-back manager. -- Chris Kavan

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frenchfreyteetor - wrote on 04/25/2014

Steve Carell as a total jerk, was something different to watch, but over all a good movie worth taking the time to watch.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/19/2013

Unlikeable charachers and shallow plot. but the acting is really good but the movie is not very good but that's just me :) .

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Unangenehm - wrote on 04/07/2016

Duncan (Lian James) heisst der 14jährige Junge aus The Way Way Back. Manchmal denke ich, dass er eher wie ein alter Mann wirkt als die Hauptfigur einer Coming Of Age Komödie - so wie er sich bewegt und gibt! Duncan spricht kaum, schliesslich könnte es dumm oder "uncool" klingen. Oder noch schlimmer: Unreif! Ich habe schon viele Coming Of Age Filme gesehen, aber so ein peinlicher Typ ist mir dabei noch nie begegnet! Es fällt sogar schwer, Sympathie für die Figur zu entwickeln! The Way, Way Back handelt aber vom Sommer, der alles ändert: Duncan verreist mit seiner geschiedenen Mutter Pam (Toni Collette), ihrem neuen Freund Trent (Steve Carell) und dessen Tochter Steph (Zoe Levin) in ein Haus am Strand. Für Duncan ist das alles unangenehm, doch dann ergattert er seinen ersten …


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The feel-good/feel-bad sensation

memento_mori - wrote on 10/11/2013

This kind of film makes my heart feel warm, because it's made by people, not directors for a change.
Don't get me wrong, professionals directed this movie, but I think they are whole-hearted people above all else, who know exactly what level of feel good and feel bad to bring to a movie.

It's scary how realistic and ambitious The Way Way Back is, and the emotion it carried on its performances on every actor's part, especially Sam Rockwell. Every scene with him was comedy gold.
The first half hour of it is set up with a lot of fluency, I liked how delicately the relationships were developed between Duncan and his mother and even more minor characters like AnnaSophia Robb's.

Steve Carell's character here is the kind of guy I like to call 'professional a*shole', because they can be …

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The Way Way Back

Jacob Zembower - wrote on 07/29/2013

Its tonal shifts may not always gel smoothly in The Way Way Back, and it doesn't really bring anything new or groundbreaking to it's respective genre. With that said, with a cast including Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, and Steve Carrell, it's never once not fun to watch. Wonderfully acted by all, especially Steve Carrell in a very against type performance, and even more so, Sam Rockwell who gives yet another brilliant, charming, and hilarious performance. Ultimately it's a bittersweet and at times veryy moving film. More drama than comedy, but a solid little independent film. A mature and intelligent coming of age story told well and acted well. Nothing more, nothing less, take that as you will. A bittersweet and realistic film like this one, …

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