The Way Home is based on a true story of an event that happened to the Simpkins family in 2000. Their two year old son goes missing in a matter of minutes while the parents are packing for a family vacation. In the following hours, a community rallies behind the Simpkins family through prayer and organized search teams in an effort to find little Joe. Throughout this crisis the father, Randy Simpkins (played by Dean Cain), realizes the weight of wrongfully put work in front of his faith & family, while recommiting his life & family back to God.
This dramatic movie brought forth powerful emotions in me, a parent of three children (one of which is 2 years old) and I felt that it was an overall great faith-building movie, reminding all of us that the truly important things in life are your faith and your family. There were times the movie seemed slow or the acting a little cheesy, but everything else was extremely well done. I would recommend this movie to families to watch together, for sure.