The Way Way Back [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2013]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (230 out of 238)

Special Features


  • More laughs with the hilarious cast and filmmakers in The Making of The Way, Way Back (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes: Tour of the water park, the filmmakers: Jim and Nat
  • Ensemble featurette

Synopsis


The Way Way Back
An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy-drama. Sensing that he's drifting away from his mother Pam during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend Trent, and Trent's daughter Steph, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky park employee Owen, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Steve Carell
    Steve Carell - Trent
  • Toni Collette
    Toni Collette - Pam
  • Liam James
    Liam James - Duncan
  • Sam Rockwell
    Sam Rockwell - Owen
  • Zoe Levin
    Zoe Levin - Steph



Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, charming, and real.

    Posted
    CollegeGuyThinksHeKnows
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    The Way Way Back is a solid, charming coming of age story about a 14 year old Duncan (Liam James) who spends summer vacation with his mom (Tony Collette), his mom's bully boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his equally affectionate daughter. Duncan finds a summer job working in a water park run by an aloof owner (Sam Rockwell) and his manager (Maya Rudolph), as he begins to find something of his own and sense of self-worth romancing the cute, different girl-next door (Annasophia Robb). Sound familiar? Don't look for a game changer instead relish a well applied formula, executed for maximum effect. Written and directed by Nat Faxton and (Academy Award winning screenwriter of The Descendants) Jim Rash, this movie is based on their experiences growing up so and their control of emotions on screen are simply on point; funny, raw, charming, and disarming. The Way Way Back is a surprising little movie about growing up and finding self-respect in more than one aspect. Full recommendations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, but annoying main character

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    JMP1293
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    I remember really looking forward to watching this movie when I saw a trailer and was really intrigued by Steve Carell's performance in an antagonistic role. After watching it, I can definitely say it was pretty good. It wasn't spectacular, but good. He did, however, feel bland at times. Also, Sam Rockwell's performance was, in my opinion, much better given the fact that his character really "fit". He really made me feel that's who he really was on a daily basis. This then transitions me to why I didn't like this movie that much. Duncan, Liam James' character, was beyond unbearable to me. I don't want to blame the kid, but Liam James just didn't live up to what his character should have been. He wasn't likable, tolerable, and, on occasion, had little to no emotion. His facial expressions were almost always the same except when he would have to give the occasional smile. Besides him, however, the movie could have been better. The water park scenes were the best throughout the movie mainly due to the performances of all the actors that played the water park staff. Overall, this movie was OK.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth the watch

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    Amerricka
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    To start off, let me say that I saw this movie twice in theaters. I absolutely loved it. I believe it is made by the people who made Little Miss Sunshine but I have yet to see that one. I just found that this was an extremely well done movie and the acting in it was great too. I went to see this movie without any idea what it was about mostly for Steve Carrell and while he isn't that big of a role he did a great job and I enjoyed the rest of the movie as well. To give a basis of what the movie is about without spoilers, it's about an awkward kid with divorced parents. Him, his mom and her boyfriend go to a vacation home for the summer that he does not want to be a part of. His mom's boyfriend (Carrell) is a jerk and he hates him and he ends up at a waterpark where he is offered a job for the summer where he makes friends and feels like he belongs. At the very least rent this movie, you won't be disapointed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Coming of Age Story

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    SethRico
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    If you like coming of age stories, this movie is for you. Not only does Steve Carell play the sort-of-bad-guy, but a real nice performance by Sam Rockwell also is a pleasant surprise. The main character is a self-reserved kid who is just bothered by the separation of his parents and especially his mom's almost year long boyfriend. Upon vacationing, the main character, Duncan, really starts to break out of his shell as he discovers new opportunities and starts to be not so reserved. If you do not like coming of age stories, then this definitely is not the movie for you.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    loved it

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    chillinchomb95
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    although The Way Way Back doesn't feature a star studded cast, all of the characters are perfect for their roles. The most highly recognized actor, Steve Carell plays a mean step father to the main character Liam James. On family vacation together, James feeling completely alone and left out by his mother, decides to spend most of his time at a near by water park.He makes an incredible friend who shows him how much more there is too life than bad parenting. Buy this movie, it will leave you feeling good and most of all it's less than 10$ for the blu ray. awesome deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

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    JasonB
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    Nat Faxon and Jim Rash have done it again with this satisfying story about a boy who is trying to find how he fits in with the world around him. Faxon and Rash first won acclaim with their 2011 screenwriting credit for "The Descendants." They won an academy award for their efforts on that film and I'm sure it helped quite a bit when it came to securing funding to co-direct this one. The movie has plenty of laughs but also dives into more serious topics as well, creating a well-rounded journey.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unexpected hit

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    bkhpaco7
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    This movie was a total surprise. When I read that the makers of Juno were involved, I expected a degree of charming quirkiness, but this surpassed my expectations. Featuring a great supporting cast (including a never-better Sam Rockwell and a surprisingly dark Steve Carrell) and a couple of break-out performances from the relative new-comers. A great coming of age tale that is funny, heart-wrenching, and sweetly sentimental. One of the year's best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film for Teens

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    BahamaJoe
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    I really enjoyed this film. It is quirky fun with a well written script and well acted to boot. Although a comedy, the plot dealt with some difficult subject matter as broken families and the challenge of new relationships. The main character is a boy forced to accompany his mother on a summer vacation with her boy friend and his daughter. Many humorous scenes and some edgy surprises ensue with no foul language whatsoever. This is a highly recommended film.

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