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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. »


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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The Way Way Back is rated PG-13: for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.

Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Studio: 2013 Fox Searchlight Pictures
Website: Official site for The Way Way Back.

Detailed Review

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Why Is The Way Way Back Rated PG-13?

Violence: Some characters experience bullying from adults. Brief moments of peril are included.… 
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