No Strings Attached – Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline
The Way Back – Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell (limited)
Movie of the Week
The Way Back
The Stars: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell
The Plot: A group of gulag escapees journey 4,000 miles to their freedom.
The Buzz: This is Director Peter Weir’s latest — that’s enough buzz right there.
In watching the film’s trailer, one gets the feeling that The Way Back is more of an adventure tale than it is a tale about the gulag. But we’re not talking carefree adventure here; this looks to be a story predominantly about survival, and survival in the most brutal of conditions. Knowing the film is based on a true story, combined with the way in which it has been marketed, allows for one to somewhat safely assume a happy ending (otherwise it