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The Way Way Back

The Way, Way Back
  • 2013
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nat Faxon/Jim Rash
  • Written by: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
  • Cast: Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Alison Janney
  • UK release: 28 August 2013

14-year-old Duncan (James) is forced to spend an excruciating summer with his well-meaning mother Pam (Collette) and her new partner Trent (Carell) – until he meets Owen (Rockwell), laid-back manager of a nearby pool park. Rockwell is on fine form in a beautifully understated coming-of-age drama with a tender emotional core.

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The Way, Way Back

14 Aug 20134 stars

Tender and understated drama from the writers of The Descendants

A coming-of-age comedy-drama, The Way Way Back is the directorial debut from Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the Oscar-winning screenwriters behind Alexander Payne’s The Descendants. This tale of an awkward-in-his-skin teenager isn’t quite as broadly…

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