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The Way Way Back (The Way Back) (2013)

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Steve Carell Steve Carell
Trent
AnnaSophia Robb AnnaSophia Robb
Susanna
Maya Rudolph Maya Rudolph
Caitlin
Liam James Liam James
Duncan


Written by
Nat Faxon Nat Faxon
(written by)
Jim Rash Jim Rash
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Way, Way to good to be passed up.

7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 9 14:05
Every so often there is a film that wows audiences with it's realistic heart and soul, 2013's The Way, Way Back is that film for this year. Not only does it have heart and soul, it captures the realism of being a teenager in those awkward growing years with near perfection.

14 year old Duncan is forced to spend the summer with his mom's new boyfriend whom he doesn't much care for. D... read more

A summer vacation that changed life for a 14-year-

7 years, 6 months ago at Nov 9 20:48
From the two new directors debuting with this fine drama about a loner teenager. It was like the boy version of Hilary Duff's 'According to Greta', had all the elements like separated parents, struggling teenager, cheating husband and the summer holiday and job. The story was told from the character Duncan who is trying hard to fit in his new family.

'The Way, Way Back' tells the st... read more
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Description: THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget. Visit film website: [Link removed - login to see] The Way ... (more)
Release date: 12 July 2013
Tags: Drama (10), Comedy (8), 2013 (8), Summer (6), Coming Of Age (4), Divorce (3), 2010s (3), Water Park (3), Teen (2), Infidelity (2), Adolescence (2), Friendship (2), Liam James (1), Watch Online (1), Lazy Eye (1), Single Mothers (1), 00's (1), Waterslide (1), Summer Home (1), Teenage Boy (1)
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" First Viewing Viewing Date: January 1st Via: Stan. Plot: Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Rating: 7.6/10"


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"11.2. 2020 A silent and shy teenage boy is spending a summer vacation with his family but he can't stand living with his obnoxious stepfather. Meeting a pretty girl and an eccentric waterpark manager makes his dull life more interesting. "The Way Way Back" is a standard feel-good movie that doesn't have anything really special to say. It's moderately entertaining while it lasts but the story is pretty easy to forget."


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"This is one that I really underestimated. I had a feeling I'd enjoy it, but I didn't expect it to be this endlessly funny and charming! :) It's about fourteen-year-old Duncan, who's forced into a summer vacation with his mother and her new boyfriend, but a welcome distraction is provided when he finds friends in the oddball staff of the local water park. Duncan's new friends, as eccentric as they are, are so delightfully funny and charismatic that I couldn't help but share whole-heartedly in the"


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