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Still shot from the movie: The Way Way Back.

The Way Way Back

Things were tough for Duncan (Liam James) even before his mom (Toni Collette) started dating Trent (Steve Carell). With little hope that a vacation together will improve the situation, Duncan begins what turns out to be a life-changing summer. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 19 Jul 2013
Video Release: 22 Oct 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What are the challenges of blending families? What responsibility do parents have to their children from a previous relationship? Why do the adults in this movie act so irresponsibly?

Why do so many employees at the water park seem to be caught in time warp where they are unable to move on to more adult responsibilities or relationships?

Why does Owen relate to Duncan? What may have happened in his past?

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