The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back

"We've all been there."
  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.4  (140,649)
  • 68

The Way Way Back starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Allison Janney is a coming of age story about young 14 year old Duncan. During his summer vacation he and his mom, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's daughter all go out to a beach house, where Duncan is trying to fit in. The beach house belongs to his mother's boyfriend (Steve Carell) who makes it difficult for the young boy by putting him down at every turn in his life. Duncan is already an awkward child who wants nothing more than to fit in with the people around him. Fed up with it Duncan meets Owen, the manager of the Water Wizz park. He becomes friends with this gentleman and his life begins to turn around as Owen takes Duncan on as his "protégé." This coming of age story shows Steve Carell as the bad guy and the adults of the story are having so much summer fun that Duncan seems to get lost in his own depression. His only salvation from his personal nightmare is working at Water Wizz with Owen and all the other employees who respect him. Duncan works at Water Wizz while also lying to his mother and her boyfriend about what he's doing during the day. Duncan has to learn through personal lessons about trust, relationships and being yourself. The only other person who seems to understand what Duncan is going through is Steve Carell's daughter. She and Duncan become unlikely friends and much more as Duncan begins to develop into the strong young adult Owen is shaping him into. Without his friends and his adventures at Water Wizz Duncan would be lost in a sea of rejection, mainly put up by his mother and the other influential adults in his life. Duncan must persevere to make an impression on not only himself but anyone who can relate to being the downtrodden.

The Way, Way Back
The Way Way Back: Steve Carell On The Title Of The Film
The Way Way Back: Steve Carell On The Title Of The Film

Behind the Scenes - 10 sec

The Way Way Back: Maya Rudolph On Sam Rockwell
The Way Way Back: Maya Rudolph On Sam Rockwell

Behind the Scenes - 45 sec

The Way Way Back: Ensemble (Featurette)
The Way Way Back: Ensemble (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 4 min 30 sec

The Way Way Back: She's Being Coy
The Way Way Back: She's Being Coy

Clip - 55 sec

The Way Way Back: Water Wizz (Featurette)
The Way Way Back: Water Wizz (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 3 min 16 sec

The Way Way Back: Toni Collette On What Drew Her To The Role
The Way Way Back: Toni Collette On What Drew Her To The Role

Behind the Scenes - 37 sec

Description
The Way Way Back starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Allison Janney is a coming of age story about young 14 year old Duncan. During his summer vacation he and his mom, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's daughter all go out to a beach house, where Duncan is trying to fit in. The beach house belongs to his mother's boyfriend (Steve Carell) who makes it difficult for the young boy by putting him down at every turn in his life. Duncan is already an awkward child who wants nothing more than to fit in with the people around him. Fed up with it Duncan meets Owen, the manager of the Water Wizz park. He becomes friends with this gentleman and his life begins to turn around as Owen takes Duncan on as his "protégé."

This coming of age story shows Steve Carell as the bad guy and the adults of the story are having so much summer fun that Duncan seems to get lost in his own depression. His only salvation from his personal nightmare is working at Water Wizz with Owen and all the other employees who respect him. Duncan works at Water Wizz while also lying to his mother and her boyfriend about what he's doing during the day. Duncan has to learn through personal lessons about trust, relationships and being yourself.

The only other person who seems to understand what Duncan is going through is Steve Carell's daughter. She and Duncan become unlikely friends and much more as Duncan begins to develop into the strong young adult Owen is shaping him into. Without his friends and his adventures at Water Wizz Duncan would be lost in a sea of rejection, mainly put up by his mother and the other influential adults in his life. Duncan must persevere to make an impression on not only himself but anyone who can relate to being the downtrodden.

The Way, Way Back is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 68.

The Way, Way Back is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Way, Way Back for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 43 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (140,649)
  • Metascore
    68