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The Way, Way Back

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

July 05, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Nax Faxon, Jim Rash

Starring :

Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Liam James, Zoe Levin, Allison Janney

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B

“..there's something slightly formulaic and familiar about Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's coming-of-age film The Way, Way Back, but not enough to dampen its crowd-pleasing charm..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4

“..there are no grand resolutions or sweeping changes by the film's conclusion - which is what makes it seem all the more honest and realistic..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..The Way, Way Back is carried along nicely by a cracking good script. While it isn't always a smooth or surprising ride, the players make the bumps worth the effort..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
5 of 5

“..perfectly done, find-yourself-a-mentor comedies are hard to get right..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
5 of 5

“..in other words, don't be fooled by the sun-drenched beach where "The Way, Way Back" unfolds - not even the angst escapes the burn..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..but unlike the glib The Descendants, which is also about a hapless parent and his free-floating kids, it's smart, funny and moving about human weakness..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]
3 of 5

“.."The Way, Way Back" pleasantly watchable, it also makes it feel small and anecdotal, a modest variation on something you've seen before..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3.5 of 4

“.."The Way Way Back" is the best coming-of-age movie of the summer and should be seen by audiences of all ages..”
by Bill Zwecker [Chicago Sun-Times]
Review rate : A-
Reviewed by Michael Granberry [Dallas Morning News]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]

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