A powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, faith and the challenges we face navigating this complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son (Emilio Estevez), killed in a storm in the Pyrenees while walking the famous Camino de Santiago, "The Way of St. James." Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey, unprepared for the profound impact the journey will have on him. He meets other pilgrims from around the world with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives. From the unexpected, moving and amusing experiences along "The Way," and especially when he reaches the pilgrim's destination, the beautiful Shrine of St. James the Apostle, Tom learns what it means to be fully human again. As he deals with his unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose." With beautiful cinematography, a lovely music score and outstanding acting performances by all the main characters, this is a film and story that stays with you, a movie that many will want to watch more than once.
"While on the whole a good film, some themes and actions in this film do not accurately reflect Catholic teaching or morality."
-Steven Greydanus, National Catholic Register
For a full review from a Catholic perspective, read Steven Greydanus's review here.
This film is rated: PG-13
This DVD contains the following language: English
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories).