Away We Go (2009)


“You guys do what you need to do. Your baby won’t care. Kids are resilient. And they’re genetically predetermined anyway. They’re screwed up out of the womb. So what? They’ll have cell phones, they’ll be fine. Okay?” – Lily

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A couple about to have a baby travels the country visiting family and friends in order to try and find the perfect environment to raise their child.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and had no idea what it was all about.

This movie takes the idea of a road trip to a new level as it is able to introduce us to some very eccentric and unique characters along the journey.

We get to see various parenting styles and also different kinds of places to start and bring up a family.

This film takes some of these scenarios to an extreme yet still find a way to keep things somewhat grounded the entire time.

Each of the juncture points in their journey have their own unique signatures which forms a feeling that is both beckoning and also frightening for these characters as they go about their search for a new place to live.

Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski are both great in the lead roles and have such great chemistry together that shows how they hold their relationship together so well throughout.

This movie does a wonderful job dealing with the various kinds of dilemmas that people face when contemplating such a huge life changing decision like these characters.

It is also able to show things in a very quirky manner while still getting the message across about what is truly the  most important aspects in life and raising a family.

Bottom Line – Fun road trip film that has the opportunity to create some very eccentric characters and let the story move with them. The various juncture points that these characters find themselves in are all quite diverse and each has its own signature which is both beckoning and frightening for these characters search.  Rudolph and Krasinski are both great here and we get to see the great chemistry that flows between them and holds their relationship together.  This movie does a great job showing the different kinds of dilemmas that people have when they contemplate where to live and it is able to show things in a quirky manner yet still get the message across as to what is truly important in life. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film is the first studio production to adopt green filmmaking initiatives aimed to reduce CO2 emission. Garbage was reduced by half, thanks to the various bins for recyclable material. Caterers used ceramic and washed dishes as opposed to throwaway products. Vehicles on the set used biodiesel fuel. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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