The Way, Way Back
2013
A stifled teen finds his voice with encouragement from the manager of a local water park, where he takes a summer job to escape his unbearable home life with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend.

Evie Totty: “It ruled.”

I looked up this movie last week and read that it is loosely based on something that happened to Jim Rash when he was a kid. He told his friend (who also helped him write The Descendants) and he suggested they should make it into a movie.

There were some delays (like The Descendants) but it finally came to the big screen.

And it was worth the wait. The story of a kid stuck on a vacation with his mom, her douchebag of a boyfriend and his spoiled daughter.

'Pop n' Lock' runs away to the local water park to get away - he'd met a dude that worked there who was super cool to him - and found another life. A life where he was not only respected but also valued. A place where he could just be who he was and have people like him for it.

It hit home to see the transformation, so of course I knew I was going to love it the minute he stepped into that water park.

Do yourself a favor and catch this lovely film.

− August 4, 2013 • more by Evielog in or create an account to reply

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Samir Mehta: “It was ok.”

Very solid character piece. I only downgrade this SLIGHTLY because it doesn't match up to the Kings of Summer. It's probably funnier than it is honest/realistic. But it is very funny. Rockwell and Janney steal the movie.

− December 9, 2013 • more by Samirlog in or create an account to reply

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