The Way Way Back Reviews

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January 6, 2014
The film has been complacently concocted for likability even as it gives you very little that's real, structured, or spontaneous enough to enjoy.
September 10, 2013
Nice comedic work from Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney buoys this pleasant but routine coming-of-age drama by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
August 27, 2013
This film's masterstroke is showing everything from Duncan's point of view, without the traditional cloying narration.
July 26, 2013
Like many of the best films in this genre The Way, Way Back is rooted in truth: honest observations about family dynamics, adolescence, dependence and independence.
July 26, 2013
An unexpected yet irresistible cross between Meatballs and The Ice Storm, The Way Way Back just may be the best movie of the summer.
July 19, 2013
The coming-of-age tale The Way, Way Back is sweet, heartfelt and utterly trite and predictable from beginning to end.
April 10, 2019
Sure, the story is predictable, but it is enjoyable, with a sweetness that just makes it all easy to take.
March 2, 2019
Both a funny and endearing addition to the coming-of-age genre, and Faxon and Rash's tale is well worth seeking out as this year's summer comes to a close.
November 16, 2018
Writers/directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash effectively take the reins producing a picture that has the makings of a summer movie classic.
November 16, 2018
The Way Way Back has a terrific cast... but for whatever reason just never gels.
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