Path To Enlightenment: 'The Way' draws power from performances by Sheen, co-stars
Martin Sheen stars in ‘The Way,’ as a man making a pilgrimage in
honor of his dead son.
- 'The Way'
STARRING: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah
Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen, James Nesbitt
DIRECTOR: Emilio Estevez
RATING: PG-13 (128 minutes)
REVIEWER'S RATING: 3 stars
INFO FOR PARENTS: Rated PG-13 for some thematic
elements, drug use and smoking.
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:00 am
In "The Way," Martin Sheen gives an effective performance as a
man who gains more than he expected during a religious pilgrimage.
Sheen plays Tom, an eye doctor and widower who early in the film
learns his son Daniel has died. (Sheen's real-life son, Emilio
Estevez, plays Daniel; he also directed the film and wrote the
screenplay.) The fatal accident occurred as Daniel was embarking on
the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, a religious walk
spanning hundreds of miles in Europe. After he has collected his
son's ashes, Tom decides to complete the journey his son had
started, taking Daniel's ashes along.
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