About this movie
Cast & Crew
- Martin Sheen;Emilio Estevez;Deborah Kara Unger
Deborah Kara Unger
Yorick Van Wageningen
- Emilio Estevez
- Julio Fernandez;David Alexanian
- Julio Fernández
- David Alexanian
- Emilio Estevez
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.
Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes
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Jim Schembri, 3AW
Martin Sheen shines in a beautifully made, unforced tale of spiritual reawakening and self-discovery that is as life-affirming as it is entertaining.– Full review
Don Groves, sbs.com.au
Estevez and Sheen combine in a touching father-son tale of grief and reconciliation.– Full review
Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
It's not quite a road movie nor a real redemption story, nor a buddy movie; it's a diary where the journey is more important than the getting to the destination– Full review
Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
Estevez has made a gentle and immensely likeable film that flows naturally, whose heart comes from the solid, grounding performance by his father Martin Sheen– Full review
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
Okay, since the destination is preordained, what does the script do en route? Estevez's answer is two-fold: minor episodic adventures + incessantly repeated montages.– Full review
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