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The Way Back (2020) movie info. what is the movie about? is it a true story?

ashley

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Is The Way Back a true story?
The film is inspired by The Long Walk (1956), the memoir by former Polish prisoner of war Sławomir Rawicz, who claimed to have escaped from a Soviet Gulag and walked 4,000 miles (6,400 km) to freedom in World War II

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The Way Back (2020)

movie info.

Director : Gavin O'Connor
Screenplay : Brad Ingles ratio / Gavin O'Connor
Starring : Ben Affleck / Zhan Nina · Gavan card / Michael La Wojin Si / Rachel Kappani / Al Madrid Madrid / more ...
Genre: Plot / Sports
Producer Country / Region: United States
Language: English
Release Date: 2020-03-06 (United States)
Length: 108 minutes

what is the movie The Way Back about?

Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball superstar who suddenly walked away from the game for unknown reasons. Years later, he's now stuck in a meaningless job and struggling with alcoholism -- the very thing that ruined his marriage and his hope for a better life. But Jack soon gets a shot at redemption when he becomes the basketball coach for his alma mater, a program that has fallen on hard times since his teenage glory days.


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ashley

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The Way Back Movie Review

Well acted, but predictable

The dialog, acting, the characters, production value, etc. of this movie were excellent. It is a very honest representation of a man suffering with grief and alcoholism.

However, it suffers from being a retread of many other similar movies. You can trace the story arc easily and predict what will happen throughout. You also shouldn't go into this movie thinking it is a 'sports' movie, while basketball coaching serves as a vehicle of redemption, you could have written the same movie about someone taking a job teaching a class or working with special needs kids.

Finally, be warned that this is a very 'heavy' movie. There are a few lighter scenes, but >80% of the movie is dramatic and played for an emotional punch.

Worth a watch for Affeck's performance.
 
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