Ben Affleck stars in The Way Back
"My father didn’t like me very much. And when someone told him I was good at basketball, he paid a lot more attention to me. And I realised it wasn’t me that he loved, it was what I could do," Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck).
One-shot for a second chance.
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?
The Way Back starring Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar and Glynn Turman and directed by Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant and Warrior).
IN CINEMAS MARCH 6.