Away We Go Reviews

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September 2, 2020
The kind of small, indie flick that even mainstream audiences can love.
January 18, 2020
Mendes and Kuras capture the beauty, sense of restlessness, and even certain holiness in each place our protagonists set foot.
November 6, 2019
Emotionally anchored by gifted performances from [Maya] Rudolph and [John] Krasinski, AWAY WE GO is poignant, funny, heartfelt and filled with love and adventure. This is the journey of life at its simplest and most beautiful.
October 25, 2019
[Away We Go] proves to be a warm, engaging and utterly sweet little film.
December 6, 2018
The script, by husband-and-wife novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, has real heart, though, without being cloying.
November 1, 2018
To Mendes's credit, he makes them seem real and vulnerable rather than cloying and self-righteous.
March 28, 2018
It's to the actors' credit that they retain their authenticity amidst all these well-cast but cartoonishly drawn cutouts. Then again, perhaps Mendes's point was to throw Burt and Verona into relief by making everyone else a little ridiculous,
September 12, 2017
Overall, the movie was touching, funny at times, and really conveyed an imperfect couple's search for the perfect parenthood.
August 11, 2017
Away We Go is a thoughtful attempt to refine a meaning of marriage and family, to locate it, plant it and root it.
November 18, 2011
August 26, 2011
While the rest of us have been sitting around contentedly with 3-D glasses on our faces, Sam Mendes has been quietly redefining the American family drama.
June 26, 2011
Really deserved to have a bigger following.
April 4, 2011
February 3, 2011
September 25, 2010
"Away We Go" shared the similarly episodic flutter of familial comedy with "Flirting with Disaster," but evolved to something more than a screwball finish. Ultimately, home represents only all that we can control of the sadness that surrounds us.
July 19, 2010
Delicado, inteligente e sensível como o casal principal, este talvez seja o mais coeso dos trabalhos de Mendes ao substituir seu cinismo e pessimismo habituais por uma visão doce e otimista da natureza humana.
December 17, 2009
Nails the melancholy state of being both unsure about living in this world and essentially hopeful about it.
December 13, 2009
Despite his reputation as a visually stylish director, Sam Mendes has taken a very low-key approach to Away We Go and by doing so has made his best film since American Beauty.
December 9, 2009
Sam Mendes' Away We Go is two thirds of a good film. Many good laughs. A decent concept. No follow through.
December 9, 2009
An unconvincing premise is turned into a must-see heartwarming romantic comedy.
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