The Way Back Home

DVD Release: March 12, 2008
The Way Back Home


Spencer Krane (Michael H. King) arrives in rural Florida to check on his grandmother (Julie Harris) who has suffered a stroke. What begins as a brief visit becomes so much more. It becomes a journey of consequence. It is his time spent with his grandmother and her best friend (Ruby Dee) that makes him realize if he wants a future, he must come to terms with the past.

Dove Review

Some of us have moved away from the place where we grew up, only to return at a later date due to one reason or another. On that return sometimes we take a good look at our life and feelings inside. This is just that kind of warm story about one man’s return, taking us on a trip though Spencer’s recent problems along with those around him. It captures the in-depth feelings and faith of all the characters being portrayed. This is a film about spiritual searching and also about death. A few characters try to find the strength to go on after suffering the loss of loved ones. Grief is a theme in the film too.

Due to a flash-back sequence in this film involving suicide, Dove approves this film for ages twelve and over. We recommend you take this spiritual journey as it is a trip well worth traveling and the film is nicely written with believable characters who love one another.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: The shadow of a woman who committed suicide by hanging.
Sex: Couple kissing.
Language: None
Violence: The shadow of a woman who committed suicide by hanging.
Drugs: Woman taking prescribed medication.
Nudity: None
Other: Biblical passages are used and a character says The Lord's Prayer; there is a discussion on whether or not souls turn into angels when they die.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Reza Badiyi
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe