- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 2, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Arts Alliance Amer
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Disc one:
- Audio commentary with director Aron Gaudet, producer Gita Pullapilly, and all three troop greeters from the film - Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet and Jerry Mundy
- Disc two:
- Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the music for the film
- POV filmmakers interviews with Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly
- On the festival circuit with the troop greeters including several Q and As
- Paley Center Q&A with troop greeters Bill Knight and Jerry Mundy in NYC
- AARP awards - Bill, Joan, and Jerry accept the best documentary award
- Behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers' wedding & real weddings Maine
- Remembering Kay - a short film featuring the oldest Maine troop greeter
- Special bonus scene plus several deleted, and extended scenes
- The Way We Get By theatrical trailers
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A.V. Club - 07/16/2009
"[A] somber study of perpetually unsettled lives....The movie is dotted with small, moving moments."
Box Office - 07/17/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "THE WAY WE GET BY contains more useful, homespun philosophizing and genuine sentiment than a year's worth of narrative films. That it's so well made is a bonus."
Hollywood Reporter - 07/23/2009
"[A] racing portrait of three fascinating individuals....A stirring experience..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/14/2009
"[The film] is filled with a rare honesty and intimacy that makes for a rewarding, if largely heartbreaking, film experience."
This poignant documentary tells the story of three seniors who greet troops returning from Iraq. As the camera rolls, the three greeters--Joan, Jerry, and Bill--start to reveal the more painful dimensions of their lives, as they deal with getting older and personal problems. Deeply humane, and moving without being manipulative, THE WAY WE GET BY is a profound portrait of lives worthy of acknowledgment.