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Coming of Age Comedies: The Summer Edition

Jun 22 — Jun 29, 2013

The new summer movie The Way, Way Back (from Fox Searchlight Pictures), one of the standouts from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, fits into the timeless tradition of teen coming of age comedies. The Way, Way Back is paired here with three endearing and enduring classics of the genre, spanning four different decades: the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the present. 

Summer is a time of transition, as students prepare to advance to the next grade, and more importantly, to take a step from childhood to adulthood. It is also a time of play, budding romance, and time for family and friends… perfect ingredients for movie entertainment. In the best coming of age comedies, the entertainment is combined with raw, and real, emotional truth.