The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back

DVD - 2013
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"A coming-of-age drama that manages some genuinely surprising turns despite the formulaic road it travels."--Washington Post
"The Way Way Back gets it wittily, thrillingly right. It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart."--Rolling Stone
"You don't see too many movies about the importance of fathers, and they're rarely done this well."--San Francisco Chronicle
While fourteen year old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2013
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY WAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 10, 2018

I dare anyone to watch this movie and not come away rooting for young Duncan. a shy awkward teenager being mentally bullied my his mother's jerk of a boyfriend finds solace in a water park and the quirky manager played fabulously by Sam Rockwell. great cast, Allison Janney was a blast. just an easy fun watch, the feel good movie of the year.

Jul 29, 2016

The Way, Way Back is a must-see summer film. The cast and writing are excellent. Sam Rockwell steals nearly every scene he is in with his funny and sweet performance. The movie is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.

Nov 06, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, again. Saw it it the theatre first. Will probably watch again in a couple of years

Oct 17, 2015

Very sweet and heart warming!
It touches my heart and moistens my eyes at the end in joy!
I highly recommend this movie!

Aug 16, 2015

Worth a watch. Great casting. A feel-good summer movie to watch.

Aug 15, 2015

there are very few movies i can watch over and over again and this is one of them. it's a really great story and the characters all play their part so perfectly - even Steve Carrell's horrid character fits really well into everything and it all turns out right in the end. this movie will make you smile and feel good.

Quimeras Jul 10, 2015

A good coming-of-age movie.

Catmamakim Jun 07, 2015

I didn't expect much from this movie and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a simple story of family dysfunction but played out well. Heartwarming and funny.

mshimenosky Apr 21, 2015

Loved Sam Rockwell in this show ("Plucky comic relief" from Galazy Quest).
All of the actors were great - not all were likeable but they were all very good. Steve Carell, bad guy?!

Apr 20, 2015

A light movie, but with some really good acting, and enough of a story to it that we watched to the end and enjoyed the thing. Steve Carrell as the almost step-father, is really cold and more than a little on the scarily controlling side. He, in particular, does a great job in a non-humorous role.

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