Way Way Back, The

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Coming of age, Nerdy or dorky protagonist

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: 429 (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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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread95(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90(full review)
Minnesota Man90(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Angry Vader88(full review)
Richard Kirkham88(full review)
Colin Flanagan88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch88 - A little rough around the edges, but overall a memorably good summer comedy.
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Andrew Crump of Go, See, Talk!80(full review)
FilmHamster80(full review)
Nathan Zoebl80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(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)