THE WAY WE GET BY is a deeply moving ï¬lm about life and how to live it. Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters – a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the ï¬lm quickly turns into a moving, unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. Seeking out the telling detail rather than offering sweeping generalizations, the ï¬lm carefully builds stories of heartbreak and redemption, reminding us how our culture casts our elders, and too often our soldiers, aside. More important, regardless of your politics, â€œThe Way We Get Byâ€ celebrates three unsung heroes who share their love with strangers who need and deserve it.
This looks like a heavy docu. Bring your tissues.