Movies In Focus thinks Finding The Way (also known as Torrance and The Way Back) back is going to deliver the goods in a big, big way. The Gavin O’Connor directed drama appears to have an incredibly strong Ben Affleck performance and I get the feeling that this is going to connect with critics and audiences alike.
Here’s the synopsis:
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiralling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life.
When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
Ben Affleck has had his personal demons over the last few years and I think the material has connected with the actor on a personal level. This could be an all-time Affleck performance. Director Gavin O’Connor knows how to make a stirring sports drama (Miracle, Warrior) and I really liked what he did with Jane Got A Gun, Pride And Glory and The Accountant.
I can’t wait for this.
Here’s the trailer:
Finding The Way Back will be released nationwide on 13 March 2020