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.