Away We Go

Why you should see Away We Go:

  • Sam Mendes directed it and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it get nominated for some awards.
  • Both Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski are brilliant in the film and unlike you’ve ever seen them before.
  • It’s completely honest and yet hilarious in unsuspecting ways.
  • It’s a great date movie if you’re trying to get a girl to think you’re deeper than you are.
  • If you’re already deep, that it’s inspiring and throught-provoking

Why you should not to see this film:

  • Because you just LOVED Wolverine and have to see it for the 19th time.

Keep reading for the full review….

This film has one of my favorite lines, “go away now.”  It’s simple and may not seem like much, but it will…

Away We Go is a new film by Sam Mendes, which stars Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski, in a real life comedy about a couple who are about to have a baby and set off to find a place that they can call “home.” On their journey they visit a number of old friends and relatives in different places. As is commonly the case with Mendes, he quickly dissects each relationship in front of us showing us how no one is without their faults.

Although you may be quickly drawing parallels to Mendes’ recent drama, Revolutionary Road, I assure you, that this film is completely different. Yes, both films are centered around a couple in the process of change, but everything else about them is completely different. For however dark and serious Revolutionary Road was, Away We Go is equally light and funny. In this film, the story focuses on a couple truly in love who team up to fight the world instead of one another.

This film wouldn’t have been as strong as it was without the stellar performances by Maya as Verona De Tessant and John as Burt Furlander. Maya is truly beautiful in this film, inside and out. She leaves the humor to her amazing supporting cast of Catherine O’Hara, Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Jim Gaffigan, and gives an amazingly strong and endearing dramatic performance. John who we’re used to seeing as the level headed, Jim from “The Office,” is zany and uncontrollable, and shows us a whole new side of him as well.

The love in the film is real, from an awkward and yet realistic sex scene between Maya and John which kicks off the movie, to the struggles that other couples have along the way; every relationship is weird in it’s own way, and none are without their faults. The truth about love is that it’s not perfect, and Burt and Verona are no exception, but it’s how all these different people deal with their imperfections that make them both interesting and hilarious.

What I loved most about this film, is that almost everyone walked out of the theater in silence, not because of the subject matter, but because the film leaves you in a near dreamlike state and makes you wonder about who you are and how your surrondings effect you. We always think that we live somewhere, but the truth is that the place often defines who we are and what we do.

After the film, not only was I ready to pack my bags and head out on an adventure, but I couldn’t help but wonder, would I be the same person in a different place, surrounded by different people? Would I ever be free enough to pick up everything and find the place that is right for me, or will I just make do with my surroundings?

Overall, this is sweet story that brings out the crazy in everyone. Everyone has their idea of what the perfect family is, what parents should be like, and what makes a good couple, but sometimes the best anyone can do, is just try to be good for someone else. Mistakes are made and no one is perfect, so why not sit back, and try to enjoy the weirdnless in life for an hour and a bit?

Check Away We Go, in theaters, June 5th. And for a chance to win the soundtrack and free tickets check out our Away We Go Caption Contest!

Check out Away We Go in theaters today, June 5th.