Away We Go Reviews

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June 12, 2009
Feels like a welcome respite from the false happily-ever-afters of most mainstream movies.
June 11, 2009
The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged.
June 11, 2009
Mendes, working from a script by husband-and-wife hipsters Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, ends things in a vaguely haunting way without really resolving them, which is a good thing.
June 11, 2009
Glib and charming in roughly equal measure, the road-tripping "Away We Go" is worth seeing for Maya Rudolph, best known for being underutilized on "Saturday Night Live."
June 11, 2009
Glib and charming in roughly equal measure, the road-tripping "Away We Go" is worth seeing for Maya Rudolph, best known for being underutilized on "Saturday Night Live."
June 11, 2009
In the end, Away We Go is highly sentimental. It's about finding a place to belong in a world that doesn't make it easy, and it's also about the almost hallucinatory anxiety of becoming a parent. Good subjects, weak payoff.
June 11, 2009
This modern parable about a hipster Joseph and Mary sounds glib, but director Sam Mendes lets it breathe
June 11, 2009
Mendes can't entirely surmount the smugness that pollutes Eggers and Vida's picaresque script.
June 11, 2009
Sam Mendes' Away We Go is a film for nice people to see.
June 8, 2009
It's refreshing to see a romantic comedy where the leads are already in love at the beginning of the movie, as opposed to the focus being their courtship process.
June 8, 2009
Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski carry this movie.
June 5, 2009
Away We Go is like a disappointing term paper by a promising student.
June 5, 2009
Away We Go is a self-satisfied film about insecure people, a quirky and episodic comic drama that squanders its genuine assets and ends up not as special as it tries to be.
June 5, 2009
Director Sam Mendes fails to make them as beautifully fragile as he wants to.
June 5, 2009
Away We Go promises a funky emotional road trip, and delivers a few funny snapshots. But it takes too many detours, tarries too long in nothing-to-do backwaters, and finally arrives at a destination that was inevitable from the start.
June 5, 2009
The main sin of Away We Go is simple dullness.
June 5, 2009
Away We Go is an exploratory and occasionally bittersweet trek that takes unexpected turns and winds up in an emotionally satisfying place.
June 5, 2009
Does it sound as if I hate this movie? Don't be silly. But don't be fooled. This movie does not like you.
June 4, 2009
Though Away We Go lacks the screwball unpredictability of something like Flirting With Disaster, it compensates with a unexpected depth of feeling, a novelist's (or memoirist's) sense of detail, and a panoramic view of what home means.
June 4, 2009
It's too bad [the writers] didn't follow their slacker protagonists' example, and amble slowly through their cross-country road trip flick. Instead, they all labor overtime to mark every stop along the map, usually with neon signs and flashing arrows.
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