Pwalsh’s review published on Letterboxd:
How anybody thinks this is a good film is beyond me.
Take every movie cliche you can think of, shake it up in a bag with a terrible lead actor, a couple funny Sam Rockwell jokes, and a dance off in a water park and you have The Way, Way Back.
I went into this movie expecting good things (sometimes Rotten Tomatoes can be deceiving) and after an interesting opening scene I had a huge red flag thrown in my face: dorky boy moves in, super hot girl across the street is curious. Jeez. I should have stopped when I had the chance.
I'm glad we rented this one for the night so I can send it on the way, way back tomorrow. (Sorry, I was trying to match the joke's quality to that of the ones in the film)