I think it’s high time we took a look at a romantic film, don’t you? Away We Go follows Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) as they prepare to have their first kid. After discovering that Burt’s parents are relocating overseas, the couple decide to take a leaf out of their book and move. Together they set out across America, visiting their family and friends in hope of finding their ideal home.
This is a really well done road movie. Prolific actors such as Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney and Maggie Gyllenhaal deliver excellent performances, making each of Burt and Verona’s stops memorable. The supporting cast is nicely balanced with the equally impressive leads. John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph’s onscreen chemistry really sells the journey of the kooky thirty something couple. Great direction makes watching them go through the motions of finding a new home very enjoyable and heartwarming. Definitely worth a watch.
Highlights: The good intentioned bickering between the Burt and Verona as they discuss their friends, travel destinations and more importantly, their baby.