Watch Away We Go
- 1 hr 38 min
Away We Go is a heartwarming comedy-drama film that follows a couple, Burt and Verona, played by John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph, who are expecting their first child. However, they feel lost and disconnected from their lives in suburban Colorado after Burt's parents announce they are moving to Belgium before the baby is born. In search of the perfect place to call home, Burt and Verona embark on a journey across the country to visit different cities and reconnect with old friends and family members. Each stop along the way presents its own unique challenges and revelations, from the eccentric personalities of Burt's childhood friends in Tucson to the strained relationship between Verona and her parents in Montreal.
Throughout their travels, Burt and Verona grapple with the idea of what it means to be a family and what kind of world they want to bring their child into. They meet a diverse range of characters who offer them insights into different perspectives on parenthood, marriage and the meaning of home, including a bohemian couple living off the grid in Wisconsin, and a loving and hilarious same-sex couple in Miami.
The performances in Away We Go are outstanding, particularly Rudolph's, who brings a down-to-earth and relatable quality to her role as a mother-to-be navigating the uncertainties of her future. Krasinski's portrayal of Burt, a loving and goofy partner, provides a perfect counterbalance to Verona's introspective nature.
The film's supporting cast also delivers pitch-perfect performances, especially Allison Janney as Lily, a straight-talking former coworker of Burt's who provides a much-needed dose of humor and levity.
Director Sam Mendes masterfully captures the beauty and complexity of the American landscape, from the deserts of the Southwest to the lush forests of New England. The film's cinematography, by Ellen Kuras, and music, by Alexi Murdoch, further enhance the film's contemplative and heartfelt tone.
Overall, Away We Go is a touching and funny exploration of what it means to find one's place in the world and the joys and challenges of starting a family. The film's honest and raw depiction of love and commitment is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Away We Go is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 58.