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THE WAY WAY BACK (2013)

THE WAY WAY BACK <span>(2013)</span> artwork

THE WAY WAY BACK (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 103

Release dates 28/08/2013

BBFCInsight Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex and drug references

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Nat Faxon,Jim Rash

Cast includes AnnaSophia Robb, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Toni Collette, Allison Janney

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/08/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE WAY WAY BACK is a comedy drama about a teenage boy who is forced to spend his summer holiday at the seaside home of his mother's new boyfriend.

Language

There is a single use of strong language ('f**king') when a woman gets upset and cries during an argument with her partner. There is also a single moment of wordplay on very strong language, when a woman explains that she is arguing with neighbours because they called her a "See you next Tuesday". The film also contains some moderate and mild bad language, including uses of 'bitch', 'shitty', 'crappy' and 'dick'.

Sex

There are some moderate comic sex references, including a woman explaining how her ex-husband has now come out as gay and that she always thought "he preferred the view of the back of my head". Other comments include a jokey reference to a 'male whore', to someone having a 'touch of herpes', and to whether someone 'gets laid' because of their sense of humour. There are also some visual sex references as an attendant on a ride at a water park deliberately gets women to wait at the top so he can look at their bikini clad bottoms.

Drugs

There are some visual and verbal references to drugs. In one scene a man jokes that a friend was spoilt by fame and turned to cocaine, but this is obviously a deliberately outrageous lie. Later, at a beach party, a young man holds up a plastic bag full of green leaves and is accompanied off screen by some cheering adults, prompting a teenage girl to say that he has made 'another sale'. It is implied that the characters are going to smoke cannabis, but this is not shown. The adults are later shown to be giggling hysterically, while the teenage characters look at them disapprovingly, with one boy commenting that his mum 'doesn’t smoke pot'. The film as a whole neither endorses or promotes drug use.

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Details

Title
THE WAY WAY BACK
Also known as
THE WAY, WAY BACK
Year
2013
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/11/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF301057

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