Away We Go Synopsis
An expectant couple (John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph) search America for a place to raise their family.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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AWAY WE GO - SWEPT ME AWAY! RATING: 85 out of 100. (Based on a advance press preview)

June 9 - I just attended the press preview of this 100-minute poignant captivating comedy - skillfully directed by Sam Mendes(Revolutionary Road). Produced at a mere $17 million - based on a...

Away We Go

By exSeattleite
If you're reading this, you're probably trying to figure out if you should go see this movie when the critics do not seem to have given it very good reviews. If you're a guy, like me, you're probably...

Unexpected gem

By RandytheMovieFan
This movie plays like a set of loosely connected skits that are alternately funny, sad and/or touching, but are always interesting and well acted by a variety of great supporting actors. It is...

A Perfect Film - Funny, Thought-provoking, Sweet, and Uplifting

By ReproGal
Granted, I am THE target audience of this film -- a 34-year-old happily married Gen X-er with young kids -- but I have to say that my husband and I simply adored this movie. I have no idea why some...


One of the finest of the 5000 movies I have seen. Warm, quirky and heartfelt. Terrific cast and direction. I will see it again and probably add it to my slim permanent DVD collection....

Best movie of the year so far

By scorpiella
I have been so disappointed with the movies of this year, until now. This movie navigates so deftly from hilarious to heartfelt that you feel like you are on an amazing roller coaster ride. I can't...

Fun, creative, and all-around good time.

By KILRbuny
I was extremely excited to see this movie, seeing as it hosted the talents of John Krasinski of "The Office" fame and Jim Gaffigan, one of my favorite comedians. I was not disappointed in the least...

Loved this movie

By ellebell222
It’s rare that I see a movie preview that makes me actually want to pay over $10 to see the movie in a theatre, but this was one of those. I can’t believe it was playing in only one theatre in the...


By mooveelubber
There are so many wonderful adjectives to describe this movie - lovely, heartwarming, hilarious, poignant, tender, rewarding. I still have a lump in my throat and a smile on my face. Simply...

Really Funny

By suemarie
I did not expect to laugh so much. Good movie, good cast with lots of laughs and some tears. A couple approaching parenthood go on a journey to figure out what kind of future the new family will...

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Rated R | For language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Parent-to-be drama meanders but wraps up poignantly.
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