Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AWAY WE GO

Screenplay by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida
Directed by Sam Mendes

John Krasinski
Maya Rudolph
Jeff Daniels
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Allison Janney

Premiere date: June 5, 2009
R for language and some sexual content.

Verona De Tessant is six months pregnant, but she and her boyfriend, Burt Farlander, 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.

3 comments:

Univarn said...

I thought this was a good film. Struggled a bit with its narrative, and I only barely got caught up in the characters, but a surprisingly quiet and enjoyable film. My guess is this is something Sam Mendes wanted to do for himself, it felt very personal.

Rae Kasey said...

I came away okay on this one. Krasinski and Rudolph were great, I thought, but the characters kind of seemed cliche (especially Maggie Gyllenhaal's hippie dippie cousin).

That said, I was touched by the main characters' loving struggles in their relationship, and thought the ending was really hopeful and beautiful.

The Mad Hatter said...

Back when I first saw this, I was knocked out by it...but the more I read other people's reaction of it, I begin to think that I was the only one who was knocked out by it.

Maybe it just spoke to me. *shrugs*

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