The Way, Way Back Movie

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Who's Involved:

Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Kevin J. Walsh, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb, Tom Rice, Gigi Pritzker, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Liam James, Ben Nearn, George Parra

Release Date:

Friday, July 5 , 2013

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

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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.

The Way, Way Back Plot: What's the story?

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.


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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Way, Way Back?

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

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Way, Way Back?

A look at the The Way, Way Back behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jim Rash last directed Untitled Faxon & Rash Family Project and Dead Mall. The film's writer Jim Rash last wrote The Descendants and The Way Back.


Nat Faxon
Ben Nearn
George Parra
Gigi Pritzker
Jim Rash

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Production Timeline: When did the The Way, Way Back come together?

On or about December 4, 2012 • The film was in Completed status.

To premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival (out of competition).

On or about June 26, 2012 • The film was in Production status.

On or about April 20, 2012 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is scheduled to start this summer.

The Way, Way Back Release Date: When was it released?

The Way, Way Back was released in 2013 on Friday, July 5, 2013 in nationwide movie theaters. There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Stuck in Love, Hammer of the Gods and Just Like a Woman.
United States
July 5, 2013 Nationwide
July 5, 2013

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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