ClearPlay In Action!The Way is rather tame by PG-13 standards, mostly earning its rating through its depiction of casual drug use. ClearPlay cuts about 20 instances of dialogue, mostly mild profanity and references to bodily functions. A brief shot of a man in a thong is trimmed, as is a scene of urination. Many younger kids may find the plot ponderous, but it’s appropriate for all ages.
Is The Way a long and winding road?…Directed by Emilio Estevez, the movie is very much a personal project for him and real–life dad Sheen. Though often predictable in ways that road movies usually are — a trip standing in for an inner exploration of self–discovery — The Way takes care never to become overly sentimental. As a story of reconciliation between father and son, The Way is an effective journey.
Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay PilgrimRated PG-13 for Some Thematic Elements, Drug Use, and Smoking; 123 min; Directed by Emilio Estevez