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)

______________________________________

Check out my *updated* movie stats here

To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link

To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)

Here is a link to my movie index A-Z

One thought on “The Way (2010) – Encore Review

  1. Pingback: MovieRob Monthy Roundup – October 2020 | MovieRob

Let me Know what you think!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.