The Way, Way Back in theaters July 5, 2013 (giveaway ends 7/5/13)



A week or so ago I posted about a new movie coming to theaters on July 5, 2013 called The Way, Way Back. It looks like a wonderful movie and I honestly can’t wait to see it.

The film stars Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, AnnaSophia Robb and Liam James.

The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin).  Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.

Here is a trailer for the film.


The film is rated PG-13. I’m thinking of taking both of my kids to see it. My son is almost 14 and my daughter is 16. It might be a fun movie for them too.

The Way, Way Back is from the same people who brought us Juno, Little Miss Sunshine and 500 Days of Summer.


If you would like to learn more about the film you can visit the official website. You can also check out the film on Facebook and follow the film on Twitter (@TheWayWayBack). You can also check it out using the hashtag #TheWayWayBack.

There is also a contest going on for the film where you can Pin to Win $500. All you have to do is enter your awkward vacation photo for a chance to win from The Way, Way Back. The contest ends on July 7, 2013.

I also have a nice giveaway, compliments of Fox Searchlight Pictures, for a lucky winner.


One person will win;

  • Fox Searchlight DVD pack including 500 Days of Summer and Little Miss Sunshine
  • T-shirt & Sunglasses

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 5, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and share with me a funny family vacation memory.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*I was not compensated for this post however I will be receiving the same films in the prize package for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Fox Searchlight Pictures is providing the prizing.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. The movie looks interesting.

  2. Debra Pauley says:

    it looks like a good movie

  3. melissa Resnick says:

    every vaca seems like a adventure lately cause we have hit 3 hurricanes

  4. April Yedinak says:

    We had so many crazy family vacations it is hard to pick one funny memory, but right now I am thinking of the time we went swimming at Ft Walton Beach in FL and it was a bad time of year for seaweed. So, when we all got done we looked like a family of Swamp Things covered in it! We even had it all down inside of our suits and had to use the outdoor showers to get it off.

  5. We took our 4 year old son to Disneyland and watched the outdoor performance there. Our son was so excited, he was dancing, singing and got more attention than the singers on the stage

  6. Cynthia R says:

    10 hour drives to florida to visit grandparents, the games the fights espeically with sister, all good memories

  7. Last summer, my brother-in-law’s girlfriend went canoeing for the first time. She also capsized a canoe for the first time! She was fine, and we all had a good laugh.

  8. Sounds like a good movie—

  9. DorothyTeel says:

    Funny vacation would be the year we went fishing in florida on the beach/bank in Mayport, Florida and my son lifted up his fishing pole and was excited a he had a fish on line and dropped pole to clap hands and away went the pole with the fish down the st John river to the ocean…was funny.. except he cried…over the fish not the pole..

  10. I remember a road trip to the Bay Area from So Cal with my sister and parents we bickered the whole way and drove our parents nutty I’m sure.

  11. steve weber says:

    we had to haul a slot car track from Iowa to Wisconsin in a tiny van.. hilarious.

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Many years ago, we were heading to Florida from Michigan with the kids and stopped at a place in TN. It was a very weird place, something that seemed like out of a movie. The people gave us terrible looks and we felt uncomfortable. We stayed and my husband laid next to the window to keep an eye on our van. The next morning, I had gotten up and left to go get coffee and some donuts for the kids. He heard the van and tore out of the room chasing ME thinking someone took off with our vehicle and he was in his underwear and all. The kids got all scared thinking someone stole our van so at the time, not too funny to them.

  13. I always had to sit between my brother and sister so they wouldn’t fight…wasn’t funny then, but I think it is now 🙂

  14. Robin Wilson says:

    Wow ~ it has been so long since we had a family vacation I am having a hard time with this one. I remember one time when we went to the beach and after going to dinner at Midevil Times we couldn’t find our way back to the hotel and a 30 minute drive back took 2 hours because Dan wouldn’t ask for directions. Men!

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  16. D SCHMIDT says:

    My funniest memory is when my parents had planned this fantastic beach vacation that turned into a nightmare. On the first day we realized that the hotel was actually less than desirable so my parents at short notice managed to find a caravan to stay in. It then rained for the whole 9 days we were there and I managed to come down with Chicken Pox! That said it was fun just being a family

  17. I was walking along the boardwalk with a big cup of fries when seagulls attacked us!

  18. We always went camping and I love when we would go to the dump and watch the black bears it was the best

  19. We had a beach vacation when I was really young. My mom had just taken off her swimsuit and threw on her bathrobe. She went outside real quick to hang the swimswuit on the rail in front of our room, and somehow, I managed to shut the door and accidentally lock her out of the room. She was stuck outside in nothing but a bathrobe! Luckily, a very helpful maid was able to help her out and get back outside.

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