A grieving father makes a pilgrimage to the Pyrenees in honor of his late son, and experiences a major epiphany during his journey down the Way of Saint James. When his adult son (Emilio Estevez) is killed during an excursion down a Christian pilgrimage route, California doctor Tom (Martin Sheen) vows to complete the treacherous journey. As Tom sets down the 800 km path with only his son's guidebook and backpack, he forges powerful bonds with three fellow travelers (Yorick Van Wageningen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, who alter his perspective of the world and remind him what it means to lead a meaningful life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Fantastic film with deep emotion and the journey of a conservative older father coming to terms with the lose of his son and the opening of his mind. A tantalizing mix of quirky travelers joined on a journey through life, each carrying their own burdens but collectively coming together through the experience.
I watched it while on the airplane. Fairly boring. It held my attention, but that may have been because I was stuck on an airplane with nothing else to do.
Maybe it is just me, but it provided me with a birds eye view of liberal elitism: Martin Sheen's character had to have more money than anybody else and his character loved to tell other people what is wrong with them and how to better live there life.
I rented this movie only because I've been to Santiago De Compostela and I wanted to see the town and cathedral again. I was afraid the film would be too religious or sappy, but I found it to be an original, honest, and entertaining story about different people making a pilgrimage for different reasons, none of them religious in the strict sense. A great little movie that stays with you.