Well-meaning, earnest, and often dull, Emilio Estevez’s psychological drama The Way
would be unendurable without his father Martin Sheen in the lead role. Sheen plays Tom, a widower in his sixties forever frustrated by his free-spirit son Daniel (Estevez), who recently left to hike El Camino de Santiago, a months-long European pilgrimage to a cathedral in Spain that contains the remains of the apostle James. When Tom gets a call that Daniel died on the trail during a storm, he travels to France to pick up the remains. While there, he decides to work through his grief by going on the hike himself and scattering his son’s ashes at different points on the journey...