The Way ★★★½

Many things to like about this one: great location for a film, understated performance by Sheen (outside of the drunken scene), and a recognition of a spiritual element in the face of some big questions. And yet, for every good decision, we get moments that are overwritten, characters that aren't quite right tonally (esp. the female and the Irishman), and the bizarre insertion of Coldplay, The Shins, and Alanis Morrisette, songs that simply do not fit with the larger whole of the film.