We Go Way Back
We Go Way Back (2011)

A hard-working young actress with a small theater company, Kate lands her first leading role on her 23rd birthday. When she reads a cheerfully inquisitive birthday letter from her 13-year-old self, it seems she might actually be fulfilling… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 29, 2011
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

More successful at conjuring atmosphere than at plot, "We Go Way Back" is nicely acted but frustratingly slight.

Dennis Harvey

[A] diverting but ultimately weightless effort.

Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

First time director Lynn Shelton breaks too many narrative laws for it to work as a feature.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

For all of the film's preciousness, the pungent notion of having your young-teen self gazing in horrified disappointment at the adult you've failed to become is as fresh a thematic undertow as it is disquieting.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

We Go Way Back is another tale of a twentysomething struggling to get a grip on their life.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Depression is the subject of the locally produced We Go Way Back, yet the movie works best as a backstage comedy in the tradition of Waiting for Guffman.

Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

For the first half, you can kid yourself that these witty sidetrips are what the film is about. But then Shelton gets "serious," and it dissolves into arty murk.

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