Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Way Home DVD





It’s the nightmare of every parent.

This movie – based on a true story – will have you taking a second look at your life as did the real-life character, Randy, when his own son disappeared. 

The Way Home is a great – yet gripping - drama that made me stop and think about life and priorities.  I had tears in my eyes many times through out the 90 minutes because as a parent I could put myself into the plot and sympathize with something I hope I never know in real-life.

I enjoyed the well done production and presentation of the storyline.  Dean Cain is a great actor and brings to life his character so well as do the many other actors.  While the story line is not complicated, and in fact may seem slightly boring or easily predictable at points, it is very thought-provoking, and uplifting on several levels.  The encouragement and outpouring of help from the community in this story is amazing and remembering that this really happened will make it hit home even more so.

I highly recommend The Way Home for families to watch together but with a word of caution about younger children.  It may be best to preview this before allowing you kids to watch it as it may be a bit too much for them to handle emotionally.


A missing child. A family in crisis. A faith tested. In their darkest hour, God gives hope.

Dean Cain stars as Randy Simpkins, a husband and father torn between the demands of his job and family. Asked by his wife to watch their two-year-old son, Joe, for a few minutes, he becomes distracted by work. When he returns, Joe is gone. He and his wife search desperately for their missing son through the vast countryside. But as their fear grows, the community responds – hundreds of supporters uniting behind the family in a powerful spiritual journey that will test the couple’s love and faith, and forever change a community.

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This review copy was provided by Thomas Nelson but the opinions expressed are strictly my own.

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