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The Way

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. 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 as he begins to learn the difference between the life one lives and the life one chooses.
Title: The way
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, 2011, 2010
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Producers Distribution Agency and ARC Entertainment ; in association with Eleventy One ; present an Elixir Films production ; produced by David Alexanian ; written, produced and directed by Emilio Estevez
Notes: DVD release of the 2010 motion picture
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. 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 as he begins to learn the difference between the life one lives and the life one chooses.
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama WAY
Credits: Music, Tyler Bates ; editors, Raul Davalos, Richard Chew ; director of photography, Juanmi Azpiroz.
Performers: James Nesbitt, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Martin Sheen.
System Details: DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 and stereo
Other Language: In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Camino de Santiago de Compostela Adult children Death Drama
Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Adult children
Publisher No: AML823623D
82362 ARC Entertainment
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A man travels to France to pick up the remains of his son, who was killed while walking the Camino de Santiago. He spontaneously decides to walk the path himself to complete what his son had started.


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Jul 10, 2014
  • feyalvir rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting movie by Emilio Estevez. It starred his father who played his father not a far stretch. I was entertained by the many possibilities the movie touched on.

May 27, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Way with Martin Sheen is a special movie. It is inspirational and gives one hope of a more meaningful life. It is a journey that you soon feel both you and Sheen are on. He meets interesting characters and challenges. He is determined to finish his journey and amazing events occur along his journey. Definitely thought provoking movie!

What a wonderful movie ! having read the pilgrimage books by Robert Sibley and others it was great to see the video footage along the Camino De Santiago and in the churches and cathedrals. The coverage of Finisterre was more pleasant than in the books. Sheen's snap decision to walk the 800 K was somewhat ill advised. I understand that 3 to 6 months training is usual and even then the pilgrims run into major blister,muscle and joint problems. In this movie, the blistering pace, pun intended, was not to be believed. If the pain and hardships along the Camino had been emphasized the apparent religious reconvertion at the end would have been more realistic. Anyhow, God Bless Hollywood: we liked it

Apr 02, 2014
  • chanelsurfer rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a surprisingly entertaining film! Curmudgeonly father, Martin Sheen, fulfils his deceased son's wish to complete a spiritual pilgrimmage. Along the way, we meet a few other pilgrims including a bon-vivant Dutch fellow and an angry Canadian woman. They respond well to her anger.

Feb 01, 2014
  • THUD55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a very enjoyable movie and soundtrack. I bet Emilio and his dad had a great time making this movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

Dec 28, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good inspirational movie. Insightful and real. Kept my interest and made me think about the big picture. Has both funny and moving moments.

Nov 02, 2013
  • nparkhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really well done movie. Loved it.

Aug 31, 2013
  • simonbrenden rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Well made film. Martin Sheen carried the whole thing well but some of the supporting players were not up to the job. The scenery was interesting.

Well done. Very enjoyable and inspiring. Love Martin Sheen.

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Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. 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... James Nesbitt, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Martin Sheen.

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Feb 17, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Daniel: "You should fly with me." Tom: "What?" Daniel: "You should fly with me." Tom: "Yeah, right." Daniel: "Turn the car around, pack a bag... grab your passport, forget your golf clubs... C'mon, a father son trip - it'll be fun." Tom: "...When you comin' back?" Daniel: "I don't know." Tom: "So you don't have a plan." Daniel: "We agreed that if I let you take me to the airport, you wouldn't lecture me about how I'm ruining my life." Tom: "I lied. ...You know, most people don't have the luxury of just picking up and leaving it all behind, Daniel." Daniel: "Well I'm not most people. If I don't have your blessing, that's fine. Don't judge this - don't judge me." Tom: "My life here might not seem like much to you, but it's the life I choose." Daniel: "You don't choose a life, Dad... you live one."

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May 10, 2012
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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