Tuesday, April 27, 2010

47. April 26/27, 2010 - The Way We Get By (2009)

This documentary is surprisingly moving and powerful. The three subjects of the film - a widow with two grandchildren being deployed to Iraq, a WWII veteran with cancer, and an elderly man of the community - are tireless in their goal of meeting all of the soldiers returning from overseas as they return to the US through the Bangor International Airport in Maine. They each have their own issues to deal with, but they don't let them stop them from shaking hands and giving hugs at 3:40 in the morning. Would have made me cry had I not been showing it to a class full of teenagers.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars


  1. Sounds interesting.

    What kinda documentaries do you enjoy?

  2. I like most documentaries as long as they are made well, though I tend to gravitate toward historical docs.