Away We Go

Away We Go

Away We Go

In this indie comedy-drama a couple (US The Office's John Krasinski and Saturday Night Live's Maya Rudolf) expecting their first child, who travel around the US in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms.

Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) from an original screenplay by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are) and Vendela Vida.

200998 minsUSA, UK
ComedyDrama
Director:
Sam Mendes ('Revolutionary Road', 'American Beauty', 'Road to Perdition', 'Jarhead')
Writer:
Dave EggersVendela Vida
Cast:
John KrasinskiMaya RudolphCatherine O'HaraJeff DanielsMaggie GyllenhaalAllison JanneyMelanie Lynskey

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Away We Go / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Emerges as an oddly sour, unappealing road-trip scenario.

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Total Film

Total Film

A rewarding change of pace for Sam Mendes, Away We Go is a small, lovely film that gently sneaks up on you with unexpected depth and feeling. Let it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Does it sound as if I hate this movie? Don't be silly. But don't be fooled. This movie does not like you.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

You have to hand it to Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road), he certainly has a habit of skilfully teasing innocuous set-ups into wonderful little vignettes of life.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Sam Mendes chills out with this light, fun and heartfelt comedy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A self-satisfied film about insecure people, a quirky and episodic comic drama that squanders its genuine assets and ends up not as special as it tries to be.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Though it's nice to see Mendes take a looser, not quite so studied approach to his filmmaking, some stops along the way -- like a detour to visit Burt's suddenly single brother (Paul Schneider) -- feel dramatically off-course.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

While cynics may find it twee, Mendes fans should greatly enjoy this (gently) surprising change of direction. Go in with the right frame of mind and you’ll leave with a big, goofy grin on your face.

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