The Way Way Back

We've All Been There.


The Way Way Back
An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming of age comedy drama. Sensing that he's drifting away from his mother during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend and his daughter, he gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self-confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky water park employee, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective.

104 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph
Director
Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
ScreenplayNat Faxon, Jim Rash
MusicRob Simonsen
CinematographyJohn Bailey
EditingTatiana S. Riegel
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced bySycamore Pictures, The Walsh Company, Oddlot Entertainment, What Just Happened Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageInfrequent, mild to moderate
NudityNone
SexVerbal references, mild innuendos
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseInfrequent, low impact
CommentsNone
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material
Runtime103
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
41 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
163 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite its familiar themes, The Way Way Back makes use of its talented cast, finely tuned script, and an abundance of charm to deliver a funny and satisfying coming-of-age story.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15

What the People say

Internet
9265 Netizens quote icon Sleeper summer hit
16

Average .. 76%

15

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