Friday, December 2, 2011

The Way Review - 3 Stars

Martin Sheen stars in a thoughtful film directed by his son Emilio Estevez—the other Sheen son. Sheen travels to Spain to claim and cremate the body of his son who has died accidentally while taking the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Camposteta—a journey through Spain taken by thousands of pilgrims over the years. The father determines to finish the son’s journey and completes his personal grief and acceptance with the help of a his fellow pilgrims. “The Way” has found an appreciative audience, especially of the faithful, for the movie’s quiet simplicity. Does it deliver what it promises? Thoughtful story about death and grieving. Is it entertaining? Really holds your attention. Is it worth the price of admission? Films touching on religion that don’t feel like sermons don’t come along very often.