• Released
  • June 5, 2009
  • R , 1 hr 37 min

TV Guide

Like "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine," Away We Go is a small film, the kind of gem that's easy to crush with hype or overpraise. But, the fact is that few movies deal with feelings this profound with as much restraint as Mendes and his crew display here.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A movie with memorable and engaging performances.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A gilded entry in the cinema du quirk. It's a movie that invites you, all too often, to feel superior to the people on screen.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
In tone and plotting, Away We Go feels like a fairy tale built on an aggravating collection of attitudes. It's condescending, judgmental, righteous, yet sincerely searching.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Though it's nice to see Mendes take a looser, not quite so studied approach to his filmmaking, some stops along the way -- like a detour to visit Burt's suddenly single brother (Paul Schneider) -- feel dramatically off-course.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If we learn anything from Away We Go, it’s that a lack of ambition might not be such a bad thing after all.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One can almost feel the movie Away We Go might have been, if only we could believe that Verona loves Burt - or understand why Burt loves Verona.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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