The Way, Way Back Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, July 5, 2013 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Crew: 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 Downhill and Untitled Faxon & Rash Family Project. 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: What we know about The Way, Way Back

Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

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 (Nationwide release). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Hammer of the Gods, Just Like a Woman and Stuck in Love.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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