The Way, Way Back (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 43 mins

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A lonely teenage boy comes into his own over the course of a summer through an unlikely friendship with a man in charge of a local water park.
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Did you know? In an interview, writer/director Jim Rash said the script's main inspiration was the opening scene, inspired by a similar conversation he had with his own stepfather when he was 14. Read More
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as Trent
as Pam
as Neil
as Betty
as Joan
as Susanna
as Laura
as Chad
as Lewis
as Duncan
as Caitlin
as Roddy
as Peter
as Kip
as Kyle
as Owen
as Steph

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby, Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRI ALEXA Plus
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Continuity
In the first scene at the water park, Owen is eating a pop-tart. Throughout the scene, the amount of pop-tart eaten and the direction it is facing in his hand changes several times.

Continuity
On the morning Susanna follows Duncan to the water park and winds up spending the day with him they are each riding their own bicycle. But when returning home that evening there is only one between them as they walk.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Microphone visible inside Owen's shirt when he and Duncan are on top of slide.
Trivia:
In an interview, writer/director Jim Rash said the script's main inspiration was the opening scene, inspired by a similar conversation he had with his own stepfather when he was 14.

Jake Gyllenhaal was considered for the lead role but he dropped out.