The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back

By Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2013-07-05
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Director: Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 714 Ratings


Dive into this hilarious comedy from the studio that brought you Little Miss Sunshine and Juno! While 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Toni Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), he befriends the gregarious manager (Sam Rockwell) of a local water park. The two form a powerful bond, resulting in a vacation Duncan will never forget!




  • Very human

    By J abdul
    And excellent comedy with some light drama aspects, we loved the human aspect of the movie, its suitable for all family
  • A wonderful movie

    By adsanford
    One of the most heartfelt, feel-good, cry-and-laugh at the same time movies of the last 10 years. A must watch!
  • Stellar Acting!

    By Awe Heal
    I was very surprised and very impressed by the acting. Who knew Steve Carrell could act like a jerk? He was so convincing that I really hated him. Amanda Peet whom I've always thought as underrated, nailed her role. Liam James rocked the Pop-n-Lock. Rockwell & Rudolph left us wanting more. Only thing I didn't get about this movie was the title. The Way Way Back...what's that mean, already?

    By Jsoto28
    Im a little confused as to why this movie got such great reviews. It is mediocre at best. Another over productionalized kid movie. The plot didnt even start to take place until more than halfway through the movie. And the acting was terrible. Poor job by the casting director. Maya Rudolph? Seriously? And Steve Carell in the roll he was in?? He doesnt do mean and douchey rolls. This movie jumped all over the place. Terrible at telling and conveying the story that was meant to be told. Thank goodness I only rented this movie. Do yourself a favor and dont waste your time with this movie.
  • A Must See for Teenangers 14+ and Parents

    By Six Dollar Burger
    I watched this movie and a airplane and was fully engaged. It you have ever felt out of place or awkward, or alone, this movie shold be watched. After watching in my seat, I told both my daughters to watch it. They reluctantly agreed, and both thanked me later.

    By Gbear777777
    So good
  • A sweet and charming little indie.

    By brandknob_2014
    Coming-of-age stories are as generationally common as almost any other subgenre in film, and, for the most part, many are washed away with the tide. However, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (two of the brilliant comedic minds behind Alexander Payne's masterful comedy-drama "The Descendants") clue the audience into just how endearing a single script can get. Are there flaws? Sure. There's some pacing problems, and the characters don't always gel together as they should. But that's not nearly enough to condemn such an adorable comedy-drama with a strong message to boot. At the end of the day, for all the laughs, charm, young romance and so on, this is first and foremost a film about growing up to be the odd duck in the 21st century. I felt that I related to everyone on-screen to one degree or another, and I never doubted the intentions of the filmmakers. This story is about loving your fellow man, including and especially when your fellow man is a little bit odd.
  • My most favorite film of all time

    By Shamurocks17
    I saw this movie when it came out in theaters and I’ve been obsessed ever since. It’s a funny, heartwarming, emotional coming-of-age story that everyone should watch. Seeing Steve Carrell play a character like Trent made me appreciate his acting skills so much more. The music is great, the acting is fantastic, and it’s probably my most favorite film of all time.
  • A MUST watch film!

    By THEstyerclaus
    I stumbled upon this film 2 years after it was released and fell in love with it instantly. It brings back memories of summers, being a teenager, and just overall searching for purpose in one’s life. Two thumbs WAY up!
  • Wonderful, a must see!!

    By TBrimms
    Such a great cast! Sam Rockwell shines as Owen who befriends awkward, Duncan. Jim Rash & Nat Faxon did an amazing job with this coming of age story. My whole family enjoyed this movie. I have recommended it to a ton of people and everyone has been able to relate & enjoy it as much as I did. Steve Carell plays his part perfectly, and you just hate him because of it. Great movie!!