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The Way

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Rating: 3.0/5 (3 votes cast)

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Although this film was really well made, it really didn’t come across as a Christian film. Something definitely happened to the people that completed the journey, but it left me with the feeling that I really couldn’t tell what happened to them. I have mixed emotions about this film. By the end of the film, I was still waiting for the ultimate finale.

Film Synopsis:

“The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his “California Bubble Life”.

Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On “The Way,” Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own “issues” looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen) a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt) who is suffering from a bout of “writer’s block.”

From the unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” this unlikely quartet of misfits create an everlasting bond as Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world. This journey helps Tom spiritually resolve his relationship with his son and discover the meaning of his son’s message to him: “You don’t choose a life; you live one.”

(Parental Warning!)

  • Martin Sheen … Tom
  • Emilio Estevez … Daniel
  • Deborah Kara Unger … Sarah
  • James Nesbitt … Jack
  • Tchéky Karyo … Captain Henri
  • Yorick van Wageningen … Joost
  • Spencer Garrett … Phil
  • Ángela Molina … Angélica
  • Carlos Leal … Jean
  • Simón Andreu … Don Santiago
  • Antonio Gil … Ishmael
  • Nacho Estévez … Pilgrim
  • Eusebio Lázaro … Ramón
  • Santi Prego … Miguel
  • Joan Díez … Carlo
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The Way, 3.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

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  1. Kell Brigan says
    09 May 12, 2:10pm

    Kids, especially girls, should NOT see this movie. Unger is dangerously underweight, yet her anorexia is never mentioned in the movie. At times, you can see her entire pelvic shelf through her sweater — the woman is STARVED. (The fat guy, though, is subjected to body comments throughout the film.) Apparently these Hollywood people think are starved woman is somehow normal. This movie is very, very dangerous for kids. Give it a miss.

  2. Lu says
    11 May 12, 5:19pm

    A very inspiring film.

  3. Jackie says
    22 January 15, 8:49pm

    Just finished watching The Way. I have to say I really enjoyed it . It is interesting about what moves people to strike out on an adventure as such and how much they learned on the way. Of course this was about Daniel but the bond they ended up with is very inspiring. They all ended up feeling good about themselves with a sense of accomplishment. A very light hearted film that I would recommend seeing.

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