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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Duncan (Liam James) is an awkward teen who must spend the summer at a beach house with his mother (Toni Collette), her boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and Trent's obnoxious daughter. Trent can't resist badgering Duncan, so the youth steals away to a water park and gets a job that will help him stay off Trent's radar. As Duncan tends to the slides and pools of the aging park, he finds a father figure in wisecracking park manager Owen (Sam Rockwell) at a time when he desperately needs one.

Cast: Steve Carell , Toni Collette , Allison Janney , AnnaSophia Robb , Sam Rockwell , Maya Rudolph , Liam James , Rob Corddry

Directors: Nat Faxon , Jim Rash

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

The Way, Way Back (2013)

Release Date: July 5th, 2013|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • November 29, 2013 ly00000000170969
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    Awesome movie!

  • November 09, 2013 mv00000000170176
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    This may be one of my favorite movies of 2013. I watched it thinking my husband might not like it and then watched it again with him when he came home. All the charm of a classic 1980\'s film but now. The acting is great, the story is great and Sam Rockwell is amazing in it. A+ Film.

  • September 12, 2013 sn00000000165313
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    September 2013. Frankly there are not a lot of movies I am willing to pay to see in a theatre and thus with my choices quite limited I was very surprised to see this sleeper movie with my wife. The interaction of Duncan and Sam Rockwell\'s character are the main relationship in the movie. Very fresh story line with good delivery of one liners from Sam Rockwell. I would highly recommend seeing this movie.

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Eleven Arts These days, you can watch pretty much any movie online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to ...

'The Way, Way Back Trailer': Steve Carell Plays a Big Jerk in New Coming-of-Age Comedy

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Moviefone Staff on Apr 12th, 2013 10:20AM

Film festivals are a great way to check out little independent movies that might never see the light of day. However, "The Way, Way Back," which premiered at Sundance this past year, isn't one of thos...

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