An expectant couple (John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph) reconnect with old friends and relatives as they travel across America in search of a good place to settle down and raise their family.
" A low-key comedy with its lead characters displaying an ambling, laid-back charm. "
" Away We Go makes a nice metaphor for a rootless, self-involved culture of parents trying to get it right and getting all the wrong advice as they do. "
" Feels like a welcome respite from the false happily-ever-afters of most mainstream movies. "
" Krasinski and Rudolph make a convincing, uncertain young couple, a bit smarter than the usual slacker set. "
" 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. "
" Terrific performances make this tender if slight little film worth the trip. "
" The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged. "
" Away We Go comes with a pedigree that's undeniable, but this time the filmmakers benefit from the experience, and the audience barely breaks even. "
" Away We Go is dead-end Quirkville, penned by real-life couple Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, successful authors taking an unfortunate wrong turn into movie writing. "
" Away We Go pleads so earnestly for emotional resonance that it forgets to earn any. "
" By my count, two episodes succeed and half a dozen fall flat. Your mileage may vary. "
" It's hardly painful, but it's not exactly thrilling, either. "
" Rudolph lends depth and complexity to this otherwise facile story. "
" That every supporting character is depicted as insufferable or pitiable or both would be bad enough; what's worse is that the couple discover nothing about themselves that wasn't obvious from the opening. "
" You may very well enjoy Away We Go more than I did. But rest assured that you will never love this movie as much as it loves itself. "
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