The Way Back

The Way Back

  • Director: Gavin O'Connor
  • Countries of origin: United States, Canada
  • Language: English
  • Release date: March 6, 2020
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: The Has-Been
  • "The Way Back" is a feature film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Ben Affleck , Janina Gavankar and Brandon Wilson   . It will be released in the United States on March 6, 2020 .
    The film tells the story of a former professional basketball wizard who had suffered from alcoholism and returned to his high school alma mater as a sports coach, hoping to set himself on the road to redemption   .


    • Release date March 6, 2020
    • Filming locations Chaffey High School, Ontario, California, USA
    • Production companies Warner Bros., BRON Studios, Jennifer Todd Pictures

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Alvah 2022-03-21 09:02:45

      Put your hand in your trouser pocket, feel for the balls, how to play basketball like a pussy.

      The male protagonist was unable to extricate himself due to the death of his child's tumor, and was immersed in the abyss. His wife also cheated on him and divorced him. There should be no worse darkness than this. The male protagonist works at the construction site, but he has been drinking and avoiding the world. He wakes up during the day to take a bath to drink, he goes to work in the construction site secretly dressed in liquor and drinks, and drinks at the bar at night....

    • By Alphonso 2022-01-11 08:02:11

      The world is suffering

      "The Road to Return" can be regarded as an autobiographical performance by Ben Affleck. The role of Jack, a basketball coach, is almost based on the life of Da Ben. Maybe the script of this movie is simple and unpretentious. Many inspirational films give people infinite power after watching it; maybe the plot of this film is not so ups and downs, not as exciting as many sports elements. But in this movie, Daben played such a downcast role almost in his true colors, washed away...

    • By Velda 2022-01-11 08:02:11

      The life of an "ordinary person"

      In fact, Jake is an ordinary person like most of us. When he was young, he had dreams and gave up for various reasons. Life is not smooth, has shortcomings, and can live carelessly. He is the epitome of "us".

      Don't like to talk about the plot, or talk about the details.

      1. Jake and sister's conversation

      This conversation exposed Jake's problems to the audience, drunk, irritable, and desperate for face. Dissatisfied with his ex-wife, she asked her sister about her current...

    • By Felicia 2022-01-11 08:02:11

      That's what it is to be alive

      Jack parked his car at the entrance of the bar for a moment, and when he turned around and left, he felt relieved, thinking that the story had turned from here, The way back, the road of return, finally started to the direction of salvation Going forward, the movie must have a good ending, right? So his team started to win; he stopped being indifferent and began to help a child like him when he was young; he and his nephew, niece and even his sister and uncle began to laugh; then he and his...

    • By Janice 2022-01-11 08:02:11

      The road to return

      We seem to have become accustomed to this kind of storytelling. A stranger suddenly breaks into the lives of some people. Those people are surprised and disturbed. There will usually be conflicts between them. But in the end, most of them end with a sensational reconciliation, and everyone is happy. However, the 2003 Golden Lion Award-winning Russian film "Return" presents the story of a stranger breaking into a peaceful life in a tragic form, with a melancholy plot that makes people unable...

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    • By Thomas 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      In the low-profile version of Manchester by the sea, Big Ben plays an alcoholic who is a true...

    • By Marques 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      Probably because Big Ben has experienced a similar state, so he acted very relaxed and felt natural and real. The plot was the mourning of "Manchester by the Sea" and the passion of "Slam Dunk". For a moment, it was really inspirational from a sports movie. I really like the design of the ending, it's not perfect but it's really on the "road to...

    • By Paris 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      1080# is still very emotional

    • By Jalyn 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      The actor's performance is very good, plus...

    • By Melba 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      The low-end version of Manchester by the Sea, I want to say too much and the result is...

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    "The Way Back" is essentially a film about redemption. The script structure of the film is very good. The development of the storyline left a lot of suspense, which fully aroused the audience's interest in watching the movie. Because of the plot of the basketball game in the film, it is very important for the atmosphere. The photographer has performed well in this aspect, with both dramatic explosiveness and the ability to create a...
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    Movie quotes

    • Jack Cunningham: Good luck.

      Coach Lombardo: You can have the luck. I'll take the thoroughbreds.

    • Jack Cunningham: How'd you find my house?

      Marcus Parrish: I looked you up on my phone.

      Jack Cunningham: [realizing that is possible in this era] Oh.

    • Jack Cunningham: [who swears all the time] Don't swear. There's a code of conduct policy at the school.