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


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


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.



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.