THE WAY (2010 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Way—turns into a surprisingly inspirational and breathtaking film. It’s about heart breaking loss, broadening perspectives, increasing understanding, love, heart, and healing. Kudos to Director Emilio Estevez for making a film from which everyone can gather insight. Emilio Estevez successfully accomplishes what few films are able to accomplish—universally appeal to human hearts with gentleness.

Storyline

Thomas Avery’s (Martin Sheen) son, Daniel (Emilio Estevez), decides to walk the Camino Santiago, a Catholic pilgrimage walk, but dies in the Pyrenees at the outset of the adventure. Thomas Avery walks the Camino Santiago for his deceased son and scatters his son’s ashes along the way.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Emilio Estevez for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Trevor Dirnkwater, Ramon Gerard Estevez, Julio Fernandez, Alberto Marini, Janet Sheen, John Sloss, and Stewart Till for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sarah (Deborah Kara Unger), Joost (Yorick van Wageningen), Jack (James Nesbitt), Eunice (Romy Baskerville), Doreen (Renée Estevez), Roger (David Alexanian), Cal (William Holden), and Phil (Spencer Garrett).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a solid film with its feet deeply dipped in goodness. It’s suitable for all ages.

Ben Meyers

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