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A great idea but a little misguided in places.,
This review is from: The Way [DVD] (DVD)On the whole I enjoyed the movie. It was a great idea; son dies, father completes pilgrimage and 'learns' about life. But my goodness there were a heck of a lot of cliched scenes; knocking on the policeman's door in the middle of the night - how did he know where the policeman lived? And why did the policeman mention that he had lost a son? The character never shows up again. Was this to create a bond between the two? Odd.
At every hostel Sheen and his crew are given a hero's welcome; have a seat, have some food and wine, as if they have been expecting them - how did they know? At one point he looks over the balcony to see the hotel owner pretending to be a matador - I always wanted to be a matador but my father wanted me to be a lawyer. The point here is that Sheen wanted a dull career for the dead son. Sheen looks suitably chastened.
The gypsy is a thief, but hey wait a minute, gypsies are honest at heart after all. A priest hands out rosary beads after telling Sheen all about his brain operation. This is shoehorned into a three minute scene.
It's great to look at; lingering shots of the mountains, pastures, rivers and ancient towns but the clunky dialogue and corny acting jars a little.
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Initial post: 15 Nov 2011 23:01:59 GMT
Dew's Reviews says:
Hi, just wanted to say that those who have done the pilgrimage can tell you that they are always greeted warmly at each place.
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