The Way Way Back (2013)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Jul 5, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy-drama. Sensing that he's drifting away from his mother Pam during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend Trent, and Trent's daughter Steph, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky park employee Owen, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell co-star.

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coming-of-age, family-dynamics, self-confidence, self-discovery, Summer