This is a generous, honest comedy packed with terrific characters and resonant situations.
Even though this is essentially a standard coming-of-age movie, the script never falls into the usual cliches.
For example, when Duncan's first kiss comes along, it plays out in an unexpected, realistic way.
As the summer nears, the family embark on a vacation at Trent's beach house where he meets their new neighbour's daughter Susanna who, far from seeing him as a socially awkward and embarrassing individual, warms to Duncan immediately.
He also meets the unprofessional and extroverted manager of the Water Wizz water park, Owen, who offers him a job and some excitement on his otherwise uninteresting vacation and subsequently helps him grow in confidence and self-belief.
Continue reading: The Way, Way Back Review Duncan is a 14-year-old boy struggling to fit in anywhere and dealing with all the problems that most teenagers are forced to deal with at some stage.
His mother Pam has a new boyfriend, Trent, who happens to be a jerk with a keen interest in humiliating Duncan at every opportunity.finds Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursuing Crumb’s (James Mc Avoy) superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Jackson as Elijah Price and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke.Sarah Paulson and Spencer Treat Clark are also in the cast. When they arrive, they meet gossipy neighbour Betty (Janney), who has a whole season of neighbourhood parties planned.And her daughter Susanna (Robb) looks just about as miserable as Duncan does."And if you don't tune in, you're not going to see the world's greatest tits.""They're really good tits," she went on.