Movie Review: The Way (2011)

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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, an American doctor who embarks on the historical pilgrimage to honor his deceased son's desire to walk the El camino trail.

What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On his journey, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is suffering from a bout of writer's block.

From the unexpected and, often times, amusing experiences along the way, this unlikely quartet of misfits creates an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through Tom's unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose".

- Written by The Way c/ IMDB

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 Chicago Tribune review: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-06/entertainment/chi-emilio-estevez-martin-sheen-the-way-20111006_1_martin-sheen-wizard-tour-bus

Chicago Tribune review: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-06/entertainment/chi-emilio-estevez-martin-sheen-the-way-20111006_1_martin-sheen-wizard-tour-bus