The Way Way Back
- Original title
The Way Way Back
- Running time
- 103 min.
- United States
Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Fox Searchlight Pictures / Sycamore Pictures / The Walsh Company / Odd Lot Entertainment
Comedy. Drama | Teen/coming-of-age. Family Relationships. Comedy-Drama. Independent Film (US)
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- Synopsis / Plot
- The Way, Way Back tells the story of 14-year-old Duncan’s awkward, funny, and sometimes painful summer vacation with his mother, Pam, her overbearing boyfriend, Trent, and his daughter, Steph. Although Duncan has a tough time fitting in and finding his place, he does find an unlikely ally and mentor in Owen, a carefree employee at the local water park where Duncan gets a job. Over the course of the summer, as his mother drifts further away, Duncan—with encouragement from Owen—begins to open up and come into his own.
: Critics Choice Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Comedy
- Critics' reviews
"The story (...) can be explosively funny in parts, but overall feels pretty familiar, relying more on its cast than the material to win favor"
Peter Debruge: Variety
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