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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 Verona. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A movie with memorable and engaging performances. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    If we learn anything from Away We Go, it’s that a lack of ambition might not be such a bad thing after all. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    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 visit Burt's suddenly single brother (Paul Schneider) -- feel dramatically off-course. show more

  • 100
    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 fact is that few movies deal with feelings this profound with as much restraint as Mendes and his crew display here. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Some episodes are funnier than others, but they're all underscored by a pervasive melancholy. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Away We Go is not as dramatically wrenching as "Revolutionary Road," but it's unquestionably more enjoyable. show more

  • May 11, 2010 juddyboy123
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    i thought the chemistry between the two characters was amazing. John Krasinski is brilliant with the snappy remarks and snarky humor towards life, but then Maya Rudolph steps out of the shadows of SNL and pulls the loving couple together. yes the couple was different from most others in movies but you could tell that both actors were completely in the zone for the love that the two characters show for eachother. i give it an A++ keep them coming Mendes.

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Young couple relationships are examined in this drama-comedy. Entertaining but bland.

  • August 01, 2009 Hello Marcia
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    Absolutely one of the worst movies I have ever seen. NO chemistry between the characters-just dull,boring and way too long. Don't even see it on DVD.

  • July 18, 2009 DuDeBrooks
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    Loved this movie so much. I almost never see movies twice, but plan to go to this one again. It was sweet and funny - with several "laugh out loud" scenes. Go see it!!!

  • July 09, 2009 PracticeMassage
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    I truly enjoyed the movie. It was a combination of a love story, story about family and future and the reality of a false impression of family and friends. "Away We Go." is sure on my recommend list.

  • July 05, 2009 alexanderw
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    Don't waste your money - just talk with no real feelings - I was disappointed.

  • July 05, 2009 ehm1217
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    Save your money. Total dud. Pointless borefest. We gave it 30 minutes and bailed. No story. Not entertaining. Even worse: It actually gets worse as it goes.

  • July 03, 2009 Dancinaquarian17
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    Nothing short of amazing. I was astounded with Maya Rudolph's acting! Of course John Krazinski was great as well. Characters throughout movie were memorable and I am in love with the fact that they are so incredibly in love with one another. I'd see it again and again!

  • July 02, 2009 WKowal
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    Very enjoyable movie - interesting and funny from beginning to end.

  • June 29, 2009 robert v. boos
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    Just saw this movie and Maya was outstanding. give it 5 stars. bobby boos

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