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Clever ‘Way, Way Back’ ultimately falls short

By Christian Cordova-Pedroza
Landenberg, Pa.

“The Way Way Back,” is a melodramatic comedy directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash that focuses on the issues of youth in dysfunctional families and the inevitable tensions that arise between parents and their adolescent children. Continue reading

Talented cast carries ‘Way, Way Back’

By Sara Solano
New York, N.Y.

Let me ask you something: On a scale of one to 10, what do you think you are?” Trent asks Duncan. “I don’t know . . . a six?” Duncan replies. Trent’s response is harsh: “I think you’re a three,” he says.

It’s the first scene of “The Way, Way Back” and already we are learning that Duncan, 14, has a difficult relationship with Trent, his mother’s boyfriend. Right away, audience members will sympathize with Duncan, who is en route to Trent’s summerhouse. What follows is a fantastic story about divorce, teenage years, love and self-realization. Continue reading

Finding his ‘Way, Way Back’ to adulthood

By Ellen Pham
Tampa, Fla.

“The Way, Way Back” resonates with anyone who has ever struggled to find a place to belong. In other words, it’s a movie everyone can relate to. It’s far from a perfect film, but it has enough redeeming qualities to make it worth seeing. Continue reading