Review: The Way Way Back (2013)

There’s a lot to like about THE WAY WAY BACK. That may sound like a broad, yet slightly reserved recommendation, and indeed it is; there’s some very good performances, the heartfelt story rings true and despite being largely a family drama it’s one of the funniest films of the year. But there’s also a distinct lack of surprise underneath that likeable surface. It is nothing if not predictable: if you’ve seen the trailer, then you essentially know the major plot points as well as the final outcome. Thankfully, the journey is still a pleasurable one – just don’t expect to be blindsided by any sort of plot twist, or even gentle kink.

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Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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