The film follows the journey of a thirty-something couple, Burt (John Krasinski of The office) and Verona (Maya Rudolph of SNL), as they cross America in search of a nice place to raise the baby they are expecting.
The Film is rated R for language and some sexual content, is approximately 94 minutes in Length and will open in Seattle and Portland on Friday, June 12, 2009.
I would first like to say that this film blew me away. I was very apprehensive going into this one, it is the first screenplay by Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers and it seems like anything John Krasinski does outside of The Office crashes and burns.
The summary itself seems relatively simple and familiar.
We all know the story: Couple gets pregnant, couple wants to start a whole new life, they have a rocky time, have a huge fight, make up and eventually conclude that it doesn’t matter where they are, as long as they have each other then the family will prevail.
Oh how boring is that?
“Away we go” did not fall into the stigma and Stereotype that is the PLMS (Pregnant Lady Movie Syndrome).
I felt the film was more about growing up than just having a baby. Every place that Burt and Verona go to, in some way, shows them what not to be.
Ultimately, when all was said and done and they finally found their way home,
I was so wrapped up in their relationship and their well being that the ending scene made me shed a few tears (which may I inform you is a rare event seeing as my heart is made of stone).
I really felt like they were ready to start a whole new life and bring a little baby into the world.
“Away we go” Just jumped its way on my top favorite movies of all time, and I would recommend it to anyone. So mark your calendar for June 12 and make sure you go see it! Also, to see clips and read more about the film, check out FilmInFocus.com/AwayWeGo.