The Way Back

The Way Back

DVD - 2020
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Jack Cunningham was a basketball star with a full university scholarship when he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now, years later, Jack is spiraling down, and drowning in alcoholism. When he is asked to coach the team at his alma mater, he reluctantly accepts. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront his demons. But will it be enough to heal the deep wounds of his past and set him on the road to redemption?
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2020
Branch Call Number: WAY
Characteristics: 1 DVD (108 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Way back (Motion picture)


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Jan 16, 2021

3* acting good but long dragged out boring movie.

Dec 17, 2020

Although the performance of Ben Affleck appears great, the poorly scripted film doesn't really show how this alcoholic man motivates the members to become the winning team.

Dec 17, 2020

The Affleck brothers have done a couple of movies where there is a family death that breaks up the husband and wife. Casey Affleck with "Manchester by the Sea" and Ben Affleck with "The Way Back". I'll have to admit I got teary-eyed at times in this movie. If any movie gets me teary-eyed these days I'll have to give it a thumbs up.

Nov 26, 2020

This movie is quite boring: it's slow-paced, and I lost interest at times.

Nov 18, 2020

Boring, enlivened only by the basketball scenes. Ben Affleck is better behind the camera. I'm giving it 3 stars only because of the effort the kids put into acting out their parts on and off the court.

Nov 06, 2020

We thought it was a fine movie a B-. Goes beyond just being an alcoholic, shows why a person who has gone through trauma in their life needs to find a good therapist to get their head on straight.

Oct 30, 2020

A very dramatic film which shows that anything good is possible with will power!

debwalker Sep 11, 2020

Ben Affleck back on his game.

Sep 04, 2020

This movie features a former basketball star named Jack Cunningham. He has fallen from glory due to the many personal struggles he has been going through. In order to cope with life, he abuses alcohol and is on a path of self-destruction. However, one day he is given the opportunity to coach the struggling basketball team at his former highschool and must make a tough decision that may change his life for the better. What I liked about the movie was that it taught you a lesson about how people with the brightest futures can still go down the wrong path. It shows that all our decisions have consequences and we can only bounce back from our actions moving forward. The only thing I disliked about the movie was the large amount of explicit language that was used throughout the movie. I would recommend the movie to those who enjoy the drama genre, but not for young children since the movie is rated R. I personally rate this movie a 4.5 out of 5.
@Dr.Walnut of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 01, 2020

This was a really good movie.Ben Affleck did a great job.

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Nov 20, 2020

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