- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Released: October 22, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 01/21/2013
"This coming-of-ager can be explosively funny in parts..."
USA Today - 07/04/2013
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."
New York Times - 07/03/2013
"THE WAY, WAY BACK has the charm of timelessness..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/05/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "Collette, Carell and Rockwell all give detailed, lived-in leading performances."
Wall Street Journal - 07/04/2013
"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."
Rolling Stone - 07/08/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart."
Los Angeles Times - 07/04/2013
"Authenticity gives the movie its witty, heartwarming, hopeful, sentimental, searing and relatable edge."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/12/2013
"[Rockwell] gooses the film with a manic sense of motormouthed anarchy. He's like Bill Murray in MEATBALLS..." -- Grade: B
Total Film - 08/14/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with much TLC and sympathy, it?s perfectly tailored to the tongue-tied teen in us all."
Empire - 08/28/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit."
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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