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Emilio Estevez' 'The Way'

Old 12-08-11, 01:14 PM
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Emilio Estevez' 'The Way'

I'm sort of surprised a thread regarding this movie didn't exist already, since the word of mouth of this movie is making it a certified hit.

Emilio Estevez' film is about a father's journey (played by Emilio's own father Martin Sheen) overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago" from France to Spain, while there he decides to walk what his son was unable to accomplish, along the way he discovers and interacts with his fellow 'walkers'.

The film wonderfully intercuts from the humanistic character idiosyncrasies and relationships to the photography of the countryside.

Initially an AMC theater exclusive, the attention and audience word of mouth has caused the distributor to release this to more theaters to great acclaim and I very much recommend this movie
Old 12-08-11, 02:18 PM
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Emilio and Martin did a nationwide tour a couple months back promoting this movie, signing autographs, etc. I missed out on meeting them when they made an appearance at a Wal-Mart(!) here in Minneapolis.

Anyway, haven't seen the movie yet, but may plan on it now that it's expanding.
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Martin Sheen in a leading role? Yes, please.
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Hmm, this is playing near me. I might check it out tonight.
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Re: Emilio Estevez' 'The Way'

All depends on the person watching it as to the reaction to this one.

It's rather trite and predictable, but it is sincere and that helps a lot.

It's not good film making, but the heart of the story can carry the day for some viewers.
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Re: Emilio Estevez' 'The Way'

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
It's rather trite and predictable, but it is sincere and that helps a lot.
Er, could you compare it to any other film you've seen that fits that description? Trite, predictable, but still sincere and good?
Old 12-10-11, 12:03 AM
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Re: Emilio Estevez' 'The Way'

I saw this last year at TIFF where it got a prolonged standing ovation. Beautiful and heartfelt movie. The message is simple (enjoy your life and make the most of it) but sometimes the simplest messages are the most powerful. As someone who has been bitten hard by the travel bug, this movie was right up my alley.

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