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THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan's summer vacation with his mother, Pam, her overbearing boyfriend, Trent, and his daughter, Steph. Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen, 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.
Comedy - Although there are a number of recognizable faces in this film such
as Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb, and
Maya Rudolph, the lead of this indie comedy-drama is young newcomer
Liam James. Although the film does focus on a teenage protagonist,
this is more of a comedy for adult audiences. Language, suggestive
humor, and some drug content make the film not one for kids.
Steve Carell THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, DATE NIGHT Toni Collette LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, HITCHCOCK Sam Rockwell IRON MAN 2, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS AnnaSophia Robb SOUL SURFER, RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN Liam James 2012 Wri/Dir: Nate Faxon and Jim Rash Feature Film Debut
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 9 S-words, 1 GD, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco, marijuana, and very frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Constant verbal humor, often suggestive.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 98 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All five children loved "The Way, Way Back."
TEENS:Two males loved it, two rated it above average and one rated it average. Six females loved "The Way, Way Back," and three rated it above average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All five males loved it as did all the ladies. Great reviews!
ADULTS:Outstanding reviews! Just over half of the males and females loved "The Way, Way Back." Most of the remaining reviews indicated an above average movie that moviegoers enjoyed very much. Only a very small percentage rated it low.