"Though it takes place in what looks like the present, The Way, Way Back is infused with a sense of nostalgia."
As a student, I worked at a boutique cinema and was lucky enough to be able to see movies for free. A movie lover, it wasn't unusual for me to see a movie three times or more. Now that I have to pay to go to the movies, it's rare for me to see a film more than once. The Way, Way Back is a recent exception to that rule - a film I've already seen twice and can't wait to see again. A charming coming-of-age story, The Way, Way Back chronicles one teenage boy's difficult summer, spent at the beach house of his recently-divorced mother's mean new boyfriend. Over the course of the summer, Duncan finds himself a job at the local water park - and an unlikely mentor in the park's manager - develops a crush on the girl next door and, eventually, learns to stand up for himself. A bittersweet yet thoroughly enjoyable journey that, for better or for worse, will see you transported back to your own teenage years.