Away We Go

2009

Away We Go

Critics Consensus

Built on a set of quirks and charms that are as noticeable as they are interchangeable, Away We Go is a sweet but uneven road trip.

68%

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Total Count: 182
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This funny and heartfelt film follows the journey of an expectant couple as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

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All Critics (182) | Top Critics (42)

  • Mendes paints in broad strokes, but in this case he seems little more than an interpreter of his screenwriters' obsession with innocence.

    Dec 9, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 3/5
  • 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.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Ben Walters

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Away We Go is a reminder that being a successful author does not mean you can dash off a screenplay without learning the craft.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Toby Young

    Times (UK)
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  • Away We Go has an easy, no-particular-place-to-go looseness that doesn't bear too close a scrutiny, but has a certain likability.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The more the film insists that we see Verona and Burt as perfect, the more smug and unreal they appear. The messy mix of twee maundering and frat-boy slapstick might work if one thing were added: a caption at the end that read: "... and then Burt woke up"

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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