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

The Way Way Back (2013)

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

movie

United States of America

English

Lovely, Romantic

2013

Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

Allison Janney, Amanda Peet, Andria Blackman

103 min

Synopsis

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.

Our Take

8.1
Abtein Foghi

A story filled with love, laughs, and feelings, “The Way Way Back” takes us back to innocent, coming of age years. With great writing and characters you will love and miss when the movie ends, “The Way Way Back” is 2013’s “The Perks of Being A Wallflower.” Following their Oscar win for best adapted screenplay for “The Descendants” Jim Rash and Nat Faxon follow with “The Way Way Back”. Duncan, played by Liam James , is a 14 year old shy kid who can’t stand his mom’s new boyfriend, Trent. Duncan is forced to vacation at Trent’s beach house and after a few days, he decides to explore the town and eventually comes across a water park where he befriends Owen.

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