Monday, April 30, 2012

My son told me about this movie that they watched the other night called The Way. He told me that I would like it because it was clean and had a lot of important lessons about life. Or I should say it's about this journey we call Life. It was great! It made me grateful for my life, for each day I get to be here. It reminded me how grateful I am for my family, that I have to go through this journey with. And last but not least, it reminded me of how important friends are along our journey of life. They truly make life worth it and sweeter, thank you for that dear friends and family!
Good night!

THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage "The Way of St. James" to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along "The Way," Tom discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose.”
Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On "The Way," Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is suffering from a bout of writer's block.
From the unexpected and, oftentimes, amusing experiences along "The Way," this unlikely quartet of misfits creates an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through Tom's unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose."
THE WAY, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago
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Jean(ie) said...

OOh, I'll have to watch that when I'm visiting the kids. They've got Netflix and I can see if I can find it there...

See ya soon!

mandie and me designs said...

Yes, we got it from Red Box.
Enjoy, hope to see you at class on Friday!