Refreshing and easy to relate to. — 3 years ago
Dammit, now I really wish I had watched this with my girlfriend, given that it says many of the things I try to talk to her about. Away We Go is at the same time a romantic comedy, a kind of coming of age (albeit a late bloomer) drama, and a road movie packed into an hour and a half. It’s the kind of movie you watch with someone you’re in love with and go, “We can relate to that.”
I completely disagree with the previous review in saying that the protagonists of the film are unsympathetic. Given that my girlfriend and I are now two years out of college and still searching for what we want to do in life, the film’s premise really struck a chord with me, and especially in times like these it seems like these sorts of situations are becoming more and more common. And both John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph play their parts exceptionally well.
The story of the film is fairly typical: “couple goes to place A and it doesn’t work out, they go to B and that one is even stranger, they almost find it in C before ending up in D”. It’s pretty much what you expect, especially in the end, but it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable, as the film’s message seems to be centered more on the notion of home/family than location.
Obviously the younger kids probably won’t be interested in the problems of older, post-college adults blossoming a bit too late (though I’m sure you’ll understand when you’re older), but I’m sure the rest of us can find something to relate to in this film.