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The Way

When Tom learns that his adult son has been killed while hiking a pilgrim trail called the Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James), the aging father heads overseas to collect Daniel's remains. Once there however, Tom decides to walk to French/Spanish path himself in hopes of finding a connection with his lost child. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 122
Theater Release: 11 Nov 2011
Video Release: 21 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Way Rated PG-13?


Violence: A man identifies his son by briefly looking at his dead body at the morgue. A burning coffin is seen during cremation, and a bag of ashes is later given to a man. A brief scuffle occurs during an argument. A woman hits a man. A character is in mild peril when he enters a fast moving stream. A backpack is stolen.

Sexual Content: A man in thong underwear exposes his bare buttock while laundering his clothes. Vague references are made about sexual relationships between travelers. Characters urinate at the side of the trail (no nudity shown). An abortion is mentioned.

Language: Infrequent use of scatological slang, mild profanity and terms of Deity.

Drugs and Alcohol: Men smoke joints. A woman smokes tobacco cigarettes continuously. A character offers drugs to others. Characters drink frequently, occasionally to excess.

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