The Way (2010) – Encore Review

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Our children, they are the very best and the very worst of us. ” – Ishmael

Number of Times Seen – Twice (18 Jun 2014 and 19 Oct 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A doctor travels to Spain in order to retrieve the body of his son and decides to continue the pilgrimage journey that his son wanted to take before his untimely death.

Bottom Line – Extremely poignant film that works so well. Martin Seen plays his character in such a profound way that it is so hard not to care abut him ad his loneliness. Sheen’s son, Emilio Estevez directed his movie and helps make us care so much about this character and the journey itself that he wishes to undertake. They do a wonderful job showing the vast number of people from all walks and faiths in life that undertake such a journey. Love the way that each of the characters have a different goal in mind for this trek which still helps them bind with one another along the way. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Martin Sheen originally suggested Michael Douglas or Mel Gibson for the lead role, but Emilio Estevez had written the main character’s role specifically for his father. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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