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The Way

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Average Rating: This item received 4 1/2 stars overall.

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A powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, faith and the challenges we face navigating this complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son (Emilio Estevez), killed in a storm in the Pyrenees while walking the famous Camino de Santiago, "The Way of St. James." Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey, unprepared for the profound impact the journey will have on him. He meets other pilgrims from around the world with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives. From the unexpected, moving and amusing experiences along "The Way," and especially when he reaches the pilgrim's destination, the beautiful Shrine of St. James the Apostle, Tom learns what it means to be fully human again. As he deals with his unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose."  With beautiful cinematography, a lovely music score and outstanding acting performances by all the main characters, this is a film and story that stays with you, a movie that many will want to watch more than once.       











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This item received 5 stars overall. The Way will both entertain and challenge you to consider how to better grow in faith.

While I enjoy partaking of some hits that come out of Hollywood, I often find myself longing for a film that both entertains and calls one to grow in some aspect of a personal nature. The Way, staring Martin Sheen, is just the kind of movie I love to find as it does both entertain and challenge.

Martin Sheen plays Tom, a doctor in America, who’s life is about to take a dramatic change all because of a phone call. That phone call comes from a French police officer who is notifying him of the sudden death of his son and only child. Tom dutifully travels to France with his only mission to identify his son’s body and take care of his remains. But, the Holy Spirit has a way of working and with a conviction he didn’t know was in him, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage known as “The Way of St. James” to finish the journey his son had begun.

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This item received 5 stars overall. Great Movie to watch especially if you are interest in The Way of St James!

My husband and I searched for the movie, The Way, one day while on a date when it was first out in the theaters October 2011.  Sadly, too many Christian movies aren't in as many theathers as we'd like.  That being said, I was happy to watch this on DVD on my comfy couch. 

Daniel (Emilio Estevez) decides to quit grad school to see the world sans cell phone against his father's (Martin Sheen) wishes.  Early into the movie, Tom receives a phone call that Daniel has died while on his first leg walking the Camino de Santiago.

Tom, portrayed as a lapsed Catholic, flies over to Spain to identify his son's body and has him cremated.  He then decides to take Daniel's backpack along with the remains on the pilgrimage himself.  Along the way Tom meets three characters who all make Full Review...

This item received 5 stars overall. Deeply moving video about a man walking a famous pilgrims way for his son

THE WAY, "Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, THE WAY was filmed entirely in France and Spain along The Way of St. James, also known as "El Camino de Santiago." " [from the back of the DVD case], stars Martin Sheen, father of the director/writer Emelio Estevez.  Its a family affiar of a film including cameos of several members of Martin Sheen's family.
I LOVED this movie about a grieving father, a fallen away Catholic, who walks the Way for his son.  The movie included some interesting people, each struggling with their own pain, who join the main character along the Way of St. James.  Together they journey and come to support and respect one another as they meet with situations that bring out the truth of each person's pain. 
The director, Emilio Estevez, uses some truly marvelous techniqu Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. A movie worth watching but not for profound Catholic messages or inspiration

 It is a rare occurrence that my husband and I put our children to bed early and watch a movie together just the two of us.  But, I had heard good things about Emilio Estevez's "The Way" which stars his father, Martin Sheen, as a lonely widower grieving the sudden unexpected death of his only child.  So, my husband and I ushered our children off to their respective rooms allowing them to read quietly to themselves while we popped the DVD in and settled on the couch for what we hoped would be an entertaining and inspiring Catholic movie just as we had heard.
As far as being an interesting story with believable and engaging characters, "The Way" did not disappoint.  Sheen, who portrayed Tom Avery, an American optometrist who embarks on an impromptu pilgrammage along the Camino de Santiago travelling by foot through France and into Sp Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. A thought-provoking journey inside and out

I’d recommend The Way to anyone who is seeking answers, enlightenment, understanding, and isn’t afraid to take a look at the tough questions in life: What am I moving towards? What am I running from?  And why?

I expected the movie to be about major religious conversion, but it’s not.  Actually, the movie only loosely touches on the religious and spiritual implications of the Camino and the many Christ-centered pilgrims who set out to make the trek each year.  In a sense this makes the film more accessible to the masses (pun intended) instead of a good fit mainly for the Catholic parishioners in the pews. 

The Way is a thought-provoking, humorous look at how a physical journey is every bit as much about a journey inward as it is about reaching a particular desti Full Review...

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