The Way Way Back (2013)

No matter how old you are, it can be hard to fit in. That’s why a sleepy vacation town can provide a safe space to explore who you want to be. In fact, the same setting in which adults shed their inhibitions for the summer can allow an awkward teenager to lose his insecurities and feel independent.

Part of growing up is learning life lessons you didn’t want to know, such as how to convince yourself that what you end up with is what you wanted, anyway. No adult likes to admit their disappointment; sometimes it’s easier just to keep going. But at least there will always be a sullen dorky teenager around, who’s eager for encouragement. He won’t judge you for being a loser; to him you’re living the dream.

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