Emilio Estevez has directed several movies over the past 20 years, each one better than the last. He previous film, Bobby, was an excellent ensemble piece which fictionalised the final hours leading up to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. It affirmed that Estevez is a good filmmaker. Now he has followed it up with this brilliant spiritual journey, which stars his father. Martin Sheen plays a man who receives a message that his only son has been killed in the Pyrenees while making the historical pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago (The Way Of St James). He flies to France to collect his son's body and on a whim he decides to take the pilgrimage himself. And so without any preparation he embarks on the epic journey, scattering his sons ashes along the way. On his trek he meets with 3 others and they slowly become a tight pack. Each of them has a personal reason for being there and the film unfolds at a slow and gradual pace. I was really moved by this film and completely inspired. Is this Martin Sheen's best performance yet? It could be. He is really something and his companions along the way are Debra Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen and James Nesbitt (my favourite actor). They're all great and Emilio also plays a vital role as a beacon for his father. It's a really nice touch as we see him briefly at different stages of the trip. The locations and photography are breathtaking and its a damn shame that The Way has slipped under the radar. I have been wanting to see it for a long time and had to import the dvd. So far it's had NO mention of any kind of Australian release. If it ever makes it to cinemas here then I highly recommend it. I'll even see it again for a bigger screen experience. If you liked Into The Wild then this movie is a comparable title.... very moving.