Way Way Back, The

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Brief Synopsis: "Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers."

Overall Ranking: 409 (Rank from 2013: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 59.09%
Regular 36.36%
Half-Popped 4.55%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread95(full review)Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 8
Minnesota Man90(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90(full review)
Colin Flanagan88(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Angry Vader88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch88 - A little rough around the edges, but overall a memorably good summer comedy.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
David Baruffi88(full review)
70s Richard Kirkham88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Andrew Crump of Go, See, Talk!80(full review)
Nathan Zoebl80(full review)
FilmHamster80(full review)
Dave Examines Movies79(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob78(full review)
Mikey from The Reviewer.Net61(full review)

People Involved

  • Steve Carell (Trent)
  • Liam James (Duncan)
  • Allison Janney (Betty)
  • Sam Rockwell (Owen)
  • AnnaSophia Robb (Sussana)
  • Maya Rudolph (Caitlyn)
  • Toni Collette (Pam)
  • Amanda Peet (Joan)
  • Jim Rash (Director)
  • Nat Faxon (Director)
  • Nat Faxon (Director)