April 11, 2014

The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back is a sweet coming-of-age story about Duncan (Liam James), an awkward teen who spends the summer at a beach house with his mother (Toni Collette), her boyfriend Trent (Steve Carrell) and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin). Duncan ends up working at a waterpark where he bonds with Owen (Sam Rockwell) and begins to find his place.

Overall it's a fun, light movie that veers into dramatic moments without getting too heavy. It's great when you're looking to entertain a big group of people with different tastes. You'll laugh. You'll be ready to punch Trent in the face.You'll cringe as you remember your own awkward adolescence. (I sure did.)

P.S. The first scene in the station wagon is autobiographical. Oh my heart!

The Way, Way Back is on Netflix right now. Grab some friends, make some popcorn and settle in for a great movie.

This post was written out of my love for Netflix and desire to tell you about the great movies I've watched. This post was not sponsored!


  1. GREAT MOVIE. Saw it in theatre. And just might make it my line-up for tonight. HAHA!

  2. One to add to the netflix list.
    How She Does It with Sarah Jessica Parker. Working mom juggles family and career. A great Friday night movie!

  3. Laura - Hope it did make your line-up!

    Nicole- It IS a great movie. I'm going to feature that next week!


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