Away We Go R

Away We Go
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 29, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The making of Away We Go - Go behind the scenes and see how the film developed from casting to final cut
    • Green Filmmaking - From carbon offsets to hybrid transporation, discover the creative steps taken to make the production more environmentally firendly
    • Feature commentary with director Sam Mendes and writers Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 185


User Ratings: 59,426
[A] sweet and touching look at a young unmarried couple defiantly trying to put down roots before their child is born. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 2, 2009
Krasinski and Rudolph do their honest best to play it like a shabbier, less symmetrical Wes Anderson. Naturally Mendes gives them just the right, tasteful music cues to really emphasize the sweetness of it all.
Jun 1, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- [Rudolph] gives a wonderful turn that is certainly the best work of her career.
Box Office
Jun 1, 2009
4 stars out of 5 -- “The screenplay by married novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is sweary, funny and heartbreakingly tender. It's also lit up by terrific performances.”
Total Film
Oct 1, 2009
It's sweet, I suppose, but it's also oddly inconsequential, fake and annoying. Full Review
The Spectator
Aug 29, 2018
3.5 stars out of 4 -- John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are one of the most appealing and believable screen couples to star in a romantic comedy. Not only do they project chemistry, but they adeptly switch between broad comedy and poignancy, sometimes in the same scene.
USA Today
Jun 5, 2009
[A] disarming road comedy about parents-to-be looking for a place to call home....Working from a bright, keenly observed script by married authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, director Sam Mendes embarks on a picaresque journey across North America... -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club
Jun 4, 2009

Product Description:

Director Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY) may invoke plenty of indie-comedy tropes in this comic venture, but AWAY WE GO is a tender, sweet, and surprisingly funny addition to the genre. Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) is six months pregnant, but she and her boyfriend, Burt Farlander (John Krasinski, THE OFFICE), aren't tied down to their current house in Colorado. A sense of adventure and the desire to find a place to call home propels the couple across North America, stopping in Arizona, Wisconsin, Montreal, and Miami, where they learn the how-to's (and how-not-to's) of parenting from friends and family.

The episodic nature of the film allows a variety of talented actors to appear briefly, including Catherine O'Hara and Jeff Daniels as Burt's flighty parents, Allison Janney as an inappropriate ex-coworker of Verona's, and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Josh Hamilton as pretentious hippie parents. But the film rests firmly on the capable shoulders of its lead actors; though Rudolph and Krasinski are best known for their TV work, AWAY WE GO allows both performers to shine in ways audiences haven't seen before. There's a comfortable chemistry between them, earning authenticity from their strong performances and a good script from real-life spouses Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. Mendes--who has previously stuck to dramas such as REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and JARHEAD--makes a nice transition to comedy that should appeal to fans of films like GARDEN STATE and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Celebrated cinematographer Ellen Kuras (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) lends a lovely, earthy look to the film, while indie singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch provides a soundtrack that underscores the film's sweet sincerity.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 52,450
  • UPC: 025195050135
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