MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 56,735 this week

The Way We Get By (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  2009 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 278 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 8 user | 24 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Filled with unexpected turns, their ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 25 Mar 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 31 Aug 2011
 
a list of 966 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
a list of 279 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Way We Get By (2009)

The Way We Get By (2009) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Way We Get By.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.

Directors: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Stars: Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Kymberli Bryant
Scrapper (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Did you know that scrap metal is America's 4th largest export? Well, Hollis Wallace does, and he makes his quiet living trolling the back alleys of Seattle looking for cast-off copper, ... See full summary »

Director: Brady Hall
Stars: Michael Beach, Aidan Gillen, Anna Giles
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sarah Volkova, (aka 1MC), returns to where it all began, with one thing in mind...revenge.

Director: Martyn Park
Stars: Liliya May, Laurence Coy, Terry Serio
The Note I (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An alcoholic is haunted by the events of a traumatic childhood. He now carries with him the item that he holds responsible - the note.

Director: Ciaran Creagh
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Ruth McCabe, Tracy Coogan
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

For over two and half years, Hardwell has been followed by videographer Robin Piree, the man behind Hardwell's stunning aftermovies and Q&A concepts. During that time Piree had been ... See full summary »

The Good Man (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Michael is a young Irish banker, whose life begins to unravel after causing a stranger's death in an accident. Sifiso is a teenager living in a shack in a Cape Town township, dreaming of ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Harrison
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Thabang Sidloyi, Kelly Campbell
Treacle Jr. (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tom is forty. He walks out one day, rather abruptly, on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life. He finds himself living on the streets of London. One night alone in a park he is... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Thraves
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Tom Fisher, Riann Steele
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.

Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone
Stars: Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary
Four I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

On a hot 4th of July night, sparks fly between four people as they test the limits and possibilities of their own freedom.

Director: Joshua Sanchez
Stars: Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King, Emory Cohen
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Musical

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find love in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.

Stars: Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Santino Fontana
Drama

An unforgettable summer of skateboarding, love and missiles.

Directors: Bayou Bennett, Daniel Lir
Stars: Callan McAuliffe, Gila Almagor
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Revolves around four coming-of-age girls set against the backdrop of Hollywood's music and movie industry in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Stars: Alexis Knapp, Todd Stashwick, Aaron Hill
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Joan Gaudet ...
Herself
William Knight ...
Himself
Gerald Mundy ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Filled with unexpected turns, their uplifting and emotional journey demonstrates the meaning of community at a time when America needs it most. Written by Aron Gaudet

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes all it takes is a handshake to change a life.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,149 (USA) (17 July 2009)

Gross:

$106,042 (USA) (11 December 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Maine Troop Greeters have greeted over 750,000 troops as of November 2008. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Moving piece about much more than war
11 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most people who reviewed this movie seemed to like it. One guy felt it was about old people and the other thought it was pro-war. This movie is about getting old and wanting to feel like you're making a difference and not just waiting for death. There's a quote that fits this from the movie, "You'll rust a lot faster than you'll wear out." And so you follow these three people as they get up at all hours of the night to meet troop planes.

There was a husband and wife team who made the film and the guy's mother is Joan, which I guess is how they got to be known. And I'm glad they were. Documentaries are amazing because they give you access into people's lives that you would never have otherwise gotten. Closer than you are to your friends. In one scene, it feels like you're watching Bill sleep. Getting so close to people makes you feel like you want to help them and know more about them, and I wish they had more on the website with updates. Especially on the niece of the director who is a helicopter pilot. And an attractive one, at that.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Preview 'The Way We Get By' on Amazon... aron-64
BGR Troop Greeters twapilot
Memorable quote nadair-2
Discuss The Way We Get By (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page