Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Way, Way Back

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 22, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Way, Way BackAcclaimed comedy The Way, Way Back is from the writing team behind the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner The Descendants.

The coming-of-age movie tells the story of shy 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James, TV’s The Killing), who’s dragged on vacation by his mom (Toni Collette, Mental) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). At a local water park, Duncan makes friends with gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths), and the two form a powerful bond. Over the summer, Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship.

The PG-13 film also stars Maya Rudolph (TV’s Up All Night), Allison Janney (The Help), AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies) and Amanda Peet (Identity Thief).

Writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash also directed The Way, Way Back, their first time as helmers. And critics agree that they did well. The Atlantic‘s Christopher Orr wrote, “An unexpected yet irresistible cross between Meatballs and The Ice Storm, The Way, Way Back just may be the best movie of the summer.”

The Way Way Back Blu-ray boxThe Way, Way Back only got limited release in theaters, grossing $18 million, so the DVD and Blu-ray will give the film its biggest audience.

Fox has included a number of special features on the discs. On both the DVD and Blu-ray are:

  • deleted scenes
  • featurette “Tour of the Water Park”
  • featurette “The Filmmakers: Jim & Nat”
  • and ensemble featurettes.

The Blu-ray adds a making-of featurette and a  downloadable digital copy and instant streaming through UltraViolet.

Check out the movie’s funny trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.