Written October 09, 2011
Having expeirienced the hike on Camino Frances in May/June, 2011, we were eager to see this film. The scenery and the sounds brought back so many memories. It was fun remembering the places we too had walked. The story line was very believable, because we passed many memorials for fallen Pilfrims along the way. On our hike this past spring 2 people met their demise in fact. Yes, its true you do meet up with others and begin to walk with them, but rarely do you stick with the same people for the entire 500 miles. Mostly due to different walking speeds, or injuries incurred along the way to the feet and legs - but the movie didn't expand on these temporal things. For me the walk was all about giving up all control and surrendering to God. And God came through and met our every need. I personally saw that God lead this unlikely group to their destination, for each of them, a different reason.
The movie kept your interest, and the actors were all very well place. I recommend it!
Written November 12, 2011
A beautiful movie starring father and son, ironic subject in light of son/brother Charlie Sheen's recent meltdown. Great acting, including an Oscar worthy performance by a Dutchman who's character is realistic and likable. Scenery is spectacular and it is one of those pics you wish would not end.
Written October 19, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed the movie because it took us on a trip we would be unlikely to experience on our own. Martin Sheen did a great job as did the other characters.
Written October 20, 2011
Well acted (Martin Sheen is briliiant in a very difficult role), phenomenal tale/script/dialogue and without being didactic, it has a great message. Go see and enjoy.
Written December 02, 2011
First of all, seeing a father/son duo like this is rare and worth the effort to go. It is fun and enjoyable to see Martin Sheen in this down to earth story. Estevez keeps it flowing and without visually beautiful like we are onthe trek with them.
Estevez also put in all the elements to really knock our socks off emotionally. The loss of a child and the need to heal spritually in some way. However, the big gut punch is mild at best and I wanted more.
Deborah Unger's big scenes were powerful and worked as she confessed her "sins".
Yorick Van Wageningen's portayal of the fun loving Danish trekker worked especially well when his "sins" spilled out.
A fun once in a blue moon movie that is worth full price.