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

  • PG-13
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
  • Credits
    Steve Carell, Steven Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Zoe Levin
  • Critic Reviews
    "This coming-of-ager can be explosively funny in parts..."

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "With its subtle wit, engaging story, topnotch ensemble cast and sparkling dialogue, it's this summer's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE."
    USA Today

    "If you're looking for pleasure...for the surprise and depth of feeling that a wonderful movie can convey, THE WAY, WAY BACK is the revelation of the day."
    Wall Street Journal

    "THE WAY, WAY BACK has the charm of timelessness..."
    New York Times

    3 stars out of 4 -- "Collette, Carell and Rockwell all give detailed, lived-in leading performances."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart."
    Rolling Stone

    "Authenticity gives the movie its witty, heartwarming, hopeful, sentimental, searing and relatable edge."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[Rockwell] gooses the film with a manic sense of motormouthed anarchy. He's like Bill Murray in MEATBALLS..." -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with much TLC and sympathy, its perfectly tailored to the tongue-tied teen in us all."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit."

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