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July 5, 2013
PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
1,877 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A water-park employee becomes friend and mentor to a withdrawn, fatherless boy.
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Wall Street Journal
By Joe Morgenstern
It's a joyous movie, the best one I've seen in a very long time.
New York Daily News
By Joe Neumaier
With his rapid-fire delivery and big heart, Rockwell makes Owen his version of “M*A*S*H”’s Hawkeye Pierce, but the film’s layers of...
By James Berardinelli
It's funny, affecting, and appealing, and more worthy than much of what's out there. Often, coming-of-age stories rely forcefully on...
By Peter Travers
The Way Way Back gets it wittily, thrillingly right. It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh,...
By Bill Zwecker
Co-writers/directors Faxon and Rast have created a little gem of a film. Without question, The Way Way Back is the best coming-of-age movie...
By Tirdad Derakhshani
A sly, richly modulated, emotionally engaging, and brutally honest film.
By William Goss
Faxon and Rush’s screenplay doesn’t deviate too far from formula, but their sturdy direction, bolstered by handsome production values,...
There's something slightly formulaic and familiar about Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's coming-of-age film The Way, Way Back, but not enough to...
By Cory Everett
Comedy is hard all on its own, but comedy that resonates is a rare thing indeed. So it’s admirable that Rash and Faxon are continuing to...
By Peter Debruge
The story of a teen desperate for a father figure who finds encouragement from a wild-and-crazy water-park employee -- rather than from the...
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Nice Saturday afternoon movie...
cute tern coming-of-age movie
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sexual Content, Language, Brief Drug Material and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+
Refreshing coming-of-age tale a joy for teens and up.
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