Based on a true story THE WAY HOME is the story of one family’s desperate search to find their missing two year old son.
I wasn’t sure how a 90 minute movie could sustain a search for a little boy without feeling like it drug on. But I was pleasantly surprised that the film moved at a pace that kept me interested. Actor portrayals were well done, it didn’t feel “put on” or “tacked together”. There was no language, which I appreciated and the faith message wasn’t overdone, but mixed into the story at a good setting.
The camera for the first half of the movie jiggled some. If you are like me and tend to focus on little things like that, it can be bothersome, but once the movie hit the peak, I wasn’t noticing it anymore. There was one aspect of the story I found confusing. About the matter of one of the searcher’s younger brother they kept referring to, but the movie portrayed him like a son. This had me wondering what I missed, but I am sure with another viewing, the little confusing things will be cleared up.
Over all I thought this was a good family movie with life lessons that will make a difference beyond the last scene.
This is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers, Thomas Nelson through their Booksneeze program for my copy to review.