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
One of the best movies I've seen this year. I would pair it with "Into the Wild". Strong characters, amazing scenery, heart felt without being sappy. It has a slow pace (but in the good sense of the word), never dragged. Made me want to get out and travel!
The story was a bit slow and "sad" at times. The movie included several moments of humor intertwined with lots of wine drinking to lightn the mood, though. Martin Sheen played the part of cranky/ depressed dad very well. Overall the story was very entertaining and inspirational! It might be a little slow for kids, but makes for a great clean family movie. (even though it's rated PG-13) Unless you are looking for lots of action and bad language, then I highly recommend watching this.
Martin Sheen is one of my favorite actors of all time,and he is great in this movie. His son (the good one,not idiot Charlie),Emilio is a very talented actor,writer,director and producer. It really shows in this movie. Great!
My wife and I really enjoyed this film. It was an interesting journeythat made us feel we were traveling them. Four people with diverse personalities that blended into an interesting friendship. The acting couldn't have been better.
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.