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Overall C

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.

Talk to your kids about…

The Way Way Back

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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