So glad I had the opportunity to experience this lovely film. The story unfolded in a way that really brought me along a journey and the actors, although unfamiliar to me prior, were compelling. Cudos for casting Jay O Sanders and Jill Hennessy as Cole's parents. The approach they took to anchor Cole's backstory really works. In fact, one of the more powerful elements for me was the relationship between Cole and his parents. In particular, I won't forget Jay's powerful performance anytime soon.
In addition to top notch acting, the cinematography is very impressive. The wonderful expansive scenery of rural farmland surrounding a small close knit town contrasted well with dramatic scenes of Washington DC. I found the interplay between locations helped create an ideal context for the story.
Have recommended it to friends and family and suggest readers of this do the same !
The Road to Galena
The Road to Galena
Cole Baird has everything - a beautiful wife, successful career, large home, country club membership and expensive toys. Behind the facade, however, is a man trapped by his surroundings and falling ever behind in the pursuit of his life's dream. Not strong enough to confront his father's expectations, he left his true love, his best friend and his vision of life in small town America, and set off on a legal career - intent to, one day, return. Now the rising star in Washington social circles, and the youngest Managing Partner in the history of a powerhouse DC law firm, he is given the choice - continue the path of success in a life to which he never aspired, or return to the community that raised him. The Road to Galena is a touching story of one man's quiet desperation giving way to fulfillment; a story that motivates us to travel our own roads toward a more meaningful life.
July 08, 2022 at 02:54 AM