A Great Break From The Summer Blockbusters!

By MedRed
Written July 05, 2013
Just fantastic! The Way, Way Back is a heartwarming tale of an awkward teenager coming to grips with his changing family dynamic while learning to have confidence in himself. The story is excellent although it suffers from one contrived moment of stereotypically urban/ethnic kids dancing on a piece of cardboard. The circumstances of a 14 yo befriending an adult stranger is also a stretch in this day and age. I never thought I could hate Steve Carrell as a character, but he made it possible. Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell are hilarious. Parents bringing kids/teenagers... be forewarned that there is some language as well as some (justifiable) back talking. Some might take the message of coloring outside the lines as promoting defiance. If you're up for some chuckles and a story with actual depth, The Way, Way Back should be at the front of your movie going list. There's nothing during or after the credits If you like my reviews, add me as a fan. I'll add you back!
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Not your typical Summer movie

By Svoboda1
Written July 21, 2013
Was lucky enough to snag some screener tickets to this after seeing the preview and I'm glad I did. When most Summer movies are crammed full of explosions and overdone CGI, this is a classic Summer time throwback. Sam Rockwell absolutely stole the show and nailed his character perfectly. Steve Carrell's character was outside of his typical comedic schtick and he nailed it -- everyone that went couldn't believe how much we hated his guts by the end of the movie. If you're in the mood for something different at the theaters, go give this one a watch.
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Great flick

By scottaprice
Written August 16, 2013
This is a feel good movie...that's intellectually stimulating, contains great acting, has some really great humor, and sends you on your way with much to talk about. If it's dinner and a movie...do the movie first, and then the dinner. Lots of funny scenes to share with each other.
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Just yesterday or today

By everyweek60706
Written October 27, 2013
When I was a kid we called the third seat of the station wagon the way back. The back seat was the back, so the third was the way back, get it? I assumed this was the idea and the story would be about a summer vacation back in the day. However. The station wagon is out of place in this movie, which takes place in the present. That alone is kind of strange since only weirdos like me collect old station wagons. The story is still pretty nice and the water park (which actually exists) sequences are fun, but it's more like Adventureland than the Chevy Chase Vacation movies. There is great chemistry between the romantic leads (AnnaSophia Robb) and Maya Rudolph is nicely cast as the managers long suffering girlfriend.
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Way, Way Good!

By cccourt
Written August 01, 2013
When you just want to see a smart movie with great acting (Sam Rockwell MUST be nominated) and an ensemble committed to a project, this is one for you. And ....it is out RIGHT now! The boy's pain is reminder of what children suffer on a day to day basis who have to gut up and maintain a normal life. The key kooks in this film aren't just heroes, they are written as saviors! A beautiful tale...or is it fiction?
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