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The Way

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"The Way" Is A Powerful And Inspirational Story About Family, Friends, And The Challenges We Face While Navigating This Ever-Changing And Complicated World. Martin Sheen Plays Tom, Who Comes To St. Jean Pied De Port, France To Collect The Remains Of His Adult Son , 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. From The Unexpected And, Oftentimes, Amusing Experiences Along "The Way," Tom Begins To Learn What It Means To Be A Citizen Of The World Again. Through His Unresolved Relationship With His Son, He Discovers The Difference Between "The Life We Live And The Life We Choose."

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Many Entry Points, Only One Finish! June 4 2012
By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is a movie that not only takes the viewer on a breath-taking trek across one of the most rugged landscapes of western Europe but also shares the personal journeys of four modern pilgrims who just happened to have come together while trudging the ancient Camino (The Way). We get to see the incredible beauty of the Pyrenean landscape as it rises and falls over hundreds of miles. Combine this with the numerous physical and spiritual challenges its network of trails offers people who walk this holiest of trails and we have a tale for the ages. Like Chaucer's Canterbury sojourners of old, this little band have much to share about their respective broken lives and the redemption they look forward to experiencing once they reach Santiago. While they have all come from troubled pasts, they must all learn to come together in love and care for each other, as St. James, patron of the way, would want it. No story is more compelling than Tom's. He is a LA opthamologist - effectively played by Martin Sheen - who has travelled to northern Spain to repatriate the remains of his only son who has just died in a freak accident along the Camino. Suddenly, he becomes inspired to take on the task of finishing the journey on behalf of his dead son. What starts out for Tom as a very introverted and inconsolable quest gradually becomes an opportunity to learn about the enormous compassion that awaits him when he opens himself to others. This film excited me right through because I had a strong sense that even with the many challenges along the way, the Camino had the mystical power to pull these four souls together regardless of their many hurts and differences.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring April 11 2012
By Chisa
Format:DVD
I just finished watching this amazing movie. It had me emotionally involved within minutes. You will have tears, aha moments, laughter and be moved to question the life you have chosen to live. The father says at the beginning "I am happy with the life I have chosen," and the son says "It is not the life you choose but the life you live" that counts. That was at the beginning of the movie. Through out the movie you meet many characters with all of their own issues and hangups and you love them all. You may see yourself in the characters and perhaps question the life you have chosen. Perhaps you will want to go on a pilgrimage. I know that I will go on one next year. This is a movie that I will share with others and will watch many times. Martin Sheen is such an amazing actor and his son Emilio is a great director and having them team up to make this movie, well all I can say is a big thank you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Story in a Gorgeous Setting April 1 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The Way is an understated but inspiring story of a man who has lost his son and gone to Europe to pick up his ashes. This man is a business man, not fit, not happy in his own life, and yet he ends up going on a pilgrimage called the Camino through the Pyrennes Mountains, hiking on foot in his dead son's clothing with his ashes in his backpack. The movie follows his emotional development through the weeks on the trail, and shows interactions with various characters along the way, each with their own reasons for wanting to transform themselves through this pilgrimage. The cinematography is stunning, the acting is first-rate, the casting was done really well, and the story is compelling. This is a movie I could watch over and over and never get tired of it. It makes you think about yourself, your own goals, what's on your Bucket List and all of that. For weeks after seeing it, I had the strongest urge to hike the Camino trail even though I am 66 and out of shape - hey, he did it. This is a quest story, a "hero's journey" movie, an archetypal mission for this man who tranforms by the end of the trail. I highly recommmend The Way with Martin Sheen.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Much Needed Way Jan. 24 2012
Format:DVD
From the very first minutes I was riveted to my seat watching this very touching movie. The story in this movie offers a sometimes gloomy, and sometimes a lighthearted picture of life, loss and attempts at redemption, forcing the emotions to alternate between crying and laughing. It is both very beautiful and also very sad. It tells us about our need to remove ourselves from the vicious cycle of modern life once in a while. It gives a lesson that's enticing, because it offers freedom, but it's not for the faint of heart. The Way is out there all the time, but only the brave will take it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a beautifull movie - non Hollywood. March 16 2012
Format:DVD
This is a beautifull movie about a man's journey along the Camino (the way) of Santiago de Campostela in Spain. It is a pilgrim route followed by pilgrims for years and Martin Sheen decides to walk the walk in the place of his son who died while walking the route. He carries his son's ashes with him. He meets other modern day pilgrims along the way - a battered Canadian woman, a heavy Dutchman and an Irish journalist - and they form a bond. The scenery is beautifull. The path undertaken - the change in the characters, especially our lead - is wonderfull. Just a beautifull journey to watch and be a part of. Makes us all want to walk the Camino. Loved it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for our Journey in Life April 30 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
As a learner on the path of life The Way spoke powerfully to me. I have several friends who have walked the Camino and the movie was very accurate. The fact that it was filmed on site gives a real authenticity. The characters are funny, witty, and representative of our fellow travelers through life. Martin Sheen is at his best. I had seen the movie in the theatre but I wanted to own it so I can watch again when I need to be reminded that life is a pilgrimage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just a great film
This is a truly "spiritual" film as it speaks so eloquently to the matters of meaning and purpose in our lives -- often in spite of our selves but always in community.
Published 1 day ago by Sharon Boase
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME MOVIE
DELEVERY WAS QUICK AND THE MOVIE ITSELF IS A PURE DELIGHT MARTIN SHEEN DELIVERS A GREAT PERFORMANCE AND THE CASTING IS FANTASTIC.
Published 6 days ago by Christian Rusk
4.0 out of 5 stars worth watching
Father/son team, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez play the roles of Tom, a conformist ophthalmologist and his adventurous son, Daniel in this story. Read more
Published 3 months ago by George Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Inspiring , well done, great filming and incredible actors and actresses. Behind the scenes are also worth watching. Martin Sean was perfect.
Published 3 months ago by sam
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
I enjoyed it because of Martin Sheen and the walk but younger members of my family found it very boring.
Published 4 months ago by Travelingmommy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Very simple, but well made. Really inspiring. 4 months after seeing the movie, I decided to embark in my pilgrimage and do the Way!
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Dagenais
5.0 out of 5 stars The Way
This movie is absolutely beautiful. The interaction between father and son is so moving and believable. It made me laugh and cry.
Published 6 months ago by Raydeeo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
A wonderful story of life and determination. Martin Sheen is once again superb and the direction by his son Emilio is outstanding
Published 6 months ago by Bert
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I would gladly recommend this book. I wish I could have done the trek with them all. Maybe someday I will be able to do it, but IF I can't then I will look at the movie again.
Published 7 months ago by happy
5.0 out of 5 stars A memorable journey
A fantastic story of a father's journey to commemorate his son. Very moving, at times funny, and uplifting. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amanda E. Blair
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