Review: “The Way” by Emilio Estevez

By: Manuel Suarez Staff Writer

From left to right: Matin Sheen as Daniel, James Nesbitt as Jack, Deborah Kara Unger as Sarah and Yorick van Wageningen as Joost.

On October 27, 2011, Emilio Estevez’s “The way” was released. It is a dramatic movie, starting with Tom Avery (Martin Sheen), receiving a phone call from a French general telling him his son, Daniel (Emilio Estevez), has died.

Tom goes to France, and finds out Daniel died on the way from France to Santiago de Compostela, during a pilgrimage called Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. Daniel’s body is cremated in the morgue, and Tom decides to walk all that way, honoring his son.

As he walks, he meets new friends, who are doing the pilgrimage for different reasons. The entire movie is about Tom in this pilgrimage, all the things that happen to him and the friends he makes there.

Besides the main tragedy of the movie, Emilio Estevez added some comedy and more drama. This movie has many scenes where you can feel emotions, and as the days go by in the storyline, the characters become good friends.