It is a heartbreaking story through which at least a father finds redemption. As I read the numbers of people who are taking the Camino now it sounds like more of a tourist trap than anything else. Yes, get your college degree in a month and get it stamped at the Campostela. Fly there, drive a hundred kilometers and get a certificate. You might think it’s good for heart and soul but it is not.
In the film, an opthalmologist takes on a walk his son began and could not finish. The film did not have a huge audience but it’s now on tv so I can see its understatement and power. One reviewer said it was boring or bland. Well, go to Bruckheimer and pals for car crashes and explosions.
I’d hate to say this is a “chick flick” because it isn’t. It is of a man who takes his son on the son’s route, meets fellow travelers and becomes a leader and loves his son and wants to do right. If you’re looking for crashing planes, cars and explosions this is not the film for you, but then you would not be reading this.
Just to make sure you of the Bruckheimer movies not reading this, how about my lemon pound cake trifle? Next time I’ll include lots of rhubarb and strawberries.
Thank you Mr. Estevez, Mr. Sheen, for making a movie I recommended to my retired English teacher aunts, who created the first Holocaust and Native American curricula in the nation. They taught me just a bit about how they taught, just by mentoring me, not to mention how to spell and how to cook.
It turns out they’ve seen The Way and were moved by it as well. Cheers! Dee