The Way (2010).

The-Way-1A film about an American ophthalmologist’s journey to walk his dead son’s unfinished pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a big fan of ‘pilgrimage’ films. Yes, every film has a journey needing to be undertaken, but I’ve never watched a film where the main aim is a physical pilgrimage. Along the way, Tom Avery meets many colourful characters who are all walking The Way for their own reasons.

Over all, it was a sweet film but nothing worth writing home about. In the end, they all make peace with their reasons for walking the route to Compostela. With an interesting cast and pretty visuals, this film is certainly enjoyable for those reasons at least.

The film feels very authentic, its as if the audience are taking the pilgrimage too. In part, I guess this film could be used as an educational tool telling people about the meanings of a pilgrimage and the sacrifices involved.

MY RATING: **.5 / *****

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