August 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Movie Monday Returns with The Way

Welp, it’s been awhile. I planned to be good about blogging this summer, but it was Rebekah’s last summer before college and I found I just wanted to spend time with her and the other kids. I did some writing, but other than that, we watched movies, read books, and just hung out.

It was lovely, but I’ve missed you guys and am excited to catch up!

I can’t think of a better way to get back into the swing of things than with the return of Movie Monday to spread the word about a movie I ADORED.

THE WAY is one of those very rare gems. A movie that makes you laugh and cry and inspires you to do something different. A little Indie written, directed, and produced by Emilio Estevez (color me impressed, for realz), this film moved me so much that I watched it twice in one week (aided by the fact that it’s currently streaming on Netflix).

The plot centers around the death of a Tom’s son, Daniel, while walking the Camino de Santiago, a path through Spain that people walk to make “pilgrimage”. I’d never heard of the trail, but it turns out people make the walk for all kinds of reasons, some looking for miracles and others seeking a catalyst for change.

Daniel was a traveler, forgoing his doctorate to see the world, much to the chagrin of his traditional father (perfectly portrayed by Estevez’s real life father, Martin Sheen). When Tom goes to France to pick up his son’s remains, he makes an impromptu decision to hike the Camino. In the process, he finally comes to understand his son — and maybe even himself.

THE WAY is one of those very rare movies that I can honestly pronounce “perfect” from beginning to end. Hats off to Estevez and his whole cast and crew.

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4 thoughts on “Movie Monday Returns with The Way

  1. krystal says:

    We have something similar to that in Croatia that people take a pilgrimage too. It’s in Međugorje people take a pilgrimage there because the virgin Mary has appeared to them.

    I wish I could of had more time to read in the summer but I didn’t. I was busy with a class.I tried reading one book but got half way through it because it became boring(even tho i’ve read a shorter version of it when i was much smaller). Don’t worry about the blogging on here you kept us very informed on FB.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Hope you get more time to read soon, hon!
      <3

  2. Bantiarna says:

    I had always my doubts about “The Way” because in Germany there has lately been a flood of books and movies about people travelling the Camino de Santiago (which is called “Jakobsweg” “Road of St James” in Germany). And most of them are like “Oh look, I am so philosophic and walking this road was an epiphany and changed my whole life. Now I am really different. *goes and changes from big car to a bigger car with hybrid drive*”
    Not my kind of thing 😉

    btw I finally got the third of the Prophecy books for my birthday today 🙂 Did I mention that I adore the German covers? And the paperback covers are even more gorgeous!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Oh, this movie is the opposite of that, I PROMISE!
      😉

      So glad you got the third book. I hope you enjoy it. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
      <3

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