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Overall A-

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.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C+
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements, drug use and smoking.

Talk to your kids about…

The Way

In a conversation between a father and son, Tom defends his sense of responsibility and workaholic tendencies by saying, "This is the life I have chosen." Daniel’s rebuttal for his more bohemian approach is, "I choose to live." How do you feel about their different opinions? Is one lifestyle better than the other? What are the pros and cons of each?

Did the movie leave you pondering your own life? What is it about the story and/or the way the movie is constructed that causes it to have that effect on the viewer?

Learn more about the Camino de Santiago, a trail followed by pilgrims for over 1000 years. This path has added significance for the Sheen/Estevez family, who come from Irish and Spanish descent. Learn more about what motivated this father and son team to make The Way here: http://www.theway-themovie.com/camino.php