I watched this with a small bias. I have a young son so the story of a family who loses their two year old strikes a little close to home and kept me from being too objective with the film.
Dean Cain stars in the true story, The Way Home. Cain plays Randy Simpkins; a hard working father of three boys.
While preparing to pack the van for a family vacation, the youngest Simpkins boy, Joe, disappears.
Randy and his wife go door to door looking for little Joe. Randy eventually calls 911 and the entire community turns out to look for this boy. The search takes as along as six hours.
This is a family-friendly movie that is entirely true. The special features of the DVD contain behind-the-scenes and a conversation between the actors and their real-life counterparts.
In the end, Randy learns what needs to matter most to a father and husband.
The acting is well done and the storyline is compelling. The subject matter may give you pause; I don't know how comfortable you would be with a two year old wandering off.
This DVD was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing.