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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Steve Carell
Toni Collette
Allison Janney
Sam Rockwell
Maya Rudolph
Liam James
Annasophia Robb
Directors
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Screenwriters
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Running Time
103 minutes

The Way Way Back
The perfect summer movie


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The Way Way Back

Plot
After the separation of his parents, Duncan (James) has to spend the summer by the beach with his mother and her horrible new boyfriend. Anticipating a summer of misery, he finds events taking a more positive turn when he finds a new job and possible first love.


Verdict
A film for every age, whether you’re an awkward kid, former awkward kid or awkward kid-adjacent. Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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