Review of The Way

The Way, starring Martin Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez has been on my want to watch list for a while, kept putting it off because it looked like (and sometimes is) a sad movie. Tom (Martin) gets a call that his son was killed in Europe on the first day of walking the Camino, a popular ‘walk’ destination that can take weeks to months to complete. Tom ends up deciding to do the walk that his son had planned and along the way spreads the ashes of his son. Along the way he meets some interesting people and has an interesting journey, part farewell, part re-invention. That doesn’t really do it justice. Its designed to move you and it does, but in a way that isn’t pushy.

I don’t know that I’ll ever do the entire walk, but it’s something I’d like to go see now that I know about it.