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Away We Go

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Sam Mendes

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Plot Summary

John Krasinski (The Office) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) star in the heartfelt film that explores the comedic twists and turns in one couple's journey across contemporary America. Anticipating the birth of their first child, longtime couple Burt (Krasinski) and Verona (Rudolph) embark on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family in order to find their perfect home. Featuring a remarkable soundtrack and an incredible ensemble cast – including Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Catherine O’Hara and Jim Gaffigan. It's the hilarious, witty film that critics are hailing as "absolutely extraordinary (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 173
  • Fresh: 116
  • Rotten: 57
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Olly Richards, Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: That every supporting character is depicted as insufferable or pitiable or both would be bad enough; what's worse is that the couple discover nothing about themselves that wasn't obvious from the opening. – Ben Walters, Time Out, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Parenthood, relationships and belonging are the themes of this occasionally endearing road movie on which acclaimed director Sam Mendes puts his stamp. – Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Away We Go is the cinematic equivalent of Innocent smoothies: it appears to talk like 'us', while all the time reducing us to another consumer demographic. – Ellen E Jones, Little White Lies, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

One Beautiful Love Story...

This movie is one of my favorite films of all time. I love all Sam Mendes films but this one made me leave the theatre with a huge imoression on me. I loved how the love story was actually realistic and not glamorized or ridiculous like most movies these days. The witty and romantic script was so well done, and I was brought to tears at the end and I rarely cry in cinema. I reccomend this to any indie movie lover, or anyone looking for an amazing movie to watch!

simple, perfect

This movie is gentle, funny, kind, warm...all things that you might think would be synonymous with slow and boring. Not the case. Not at all. The story will grab you from the first scene. It's rare to see a movie about people who genuinely love each other, where the drama isn't coming from wanting to find something with somebody else, but rather about trying to create something new together, about being a cozy knitted team in a complicated world. This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long, long time. Watch it. You'll be better for it.

normal but not slow

Not sure what it is about this flick. No car chases, no gratuitous hotties, no flash. Completely normal.... but the pace is there... the story moves along without any drag. The main characters are adorable, maybe that's what's so great? If you're more of a James Bond, Ocean's Eleven, Terminator type... then maybe not for you.... although I love me some Bond and Ocean's Eleven.... Anyway, it's a beautiful and entertaining film and I don't know why.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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