The Way, Way Back

We've all been there.

MPAA Rating
PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.

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A lonely teenage boy comes into his own over the course of a summer through an unlikely friendship with a man in charge of a local water park. A coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget. from

Additional Notes

  • Appeared on the 2010 Black List.
  • The film is scheduled to be released in Summer 2013.