Thursday, 15 May 2014

Movie review - The Way (2010)

The Way (2010) / drama

Directed and Written by Emilio Estevez
Produced by David Alexanian and Emilio Estevez
Starring: Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, Emilio Estevez
Trailer: click.

Same path, same goal but different reasons!

Thomas Avery (Martin Sheen) is an American ophthalmologist who goes to France following the death of his adult son Daniel (Emilio Estevez), who was killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking the Camino. This is a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Tom's purpose is initially to retrieve his son's body but in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to walk the ancient spiritual trail where his son died, taking Daniel's ashes with him. And like on any journey, he meets new people and get to know their stories. It honours the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) and promotes the traditional pilgrimage.

Quite simple, relatable, sincere, touching and involving film with good performances and beautiful cinematography. This are all the reasons why this movie is worth seeing! 4-/5

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