The Way (I) (2010)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.


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  • Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, and Yorick van Wageningen in The Way (2010)
  • Martin Sheen in The Way (2010)
  • Emilio Estevez in The Way (2010)
  • Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Antonio Gil in The Way (2010)

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3 May 2011 | paulinewainwright
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| Understated and therefore very moving
This movie exceeded all expectations, which were already very high. All kudos to Emilio Estevez for an excellent screenplay and superb direction. The photography, too, was wonderful. I think this will go down as one of Martin Sheen's best ever performances. He underplays his role (due to Emilio's direction?) which makes it all the stronger. In fact, it's the understated quality of the whole film that makes it very moving. It never descends into sentimentality but you still feel the grief of Martin Sheen's character as he makes the pilgrimage his estranged dead son never completed. At the same time, there are a lot of funny moments, which lift it from becoming a depressing journey. The gradual coalescing of the four very different main characters into a unified group works very well. Each of them has a different reason for making the pilgrimage and, to begin with, they seem to have nothing in common, but it's still very believable when they start to relate to each other. Emilio and his father Martin have every reason to be very proud of this film. It works on every level.

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